FINDING WHAT WAS LOST

- AND SHARING A PASSION FOR HAND SKILLS,  FINE CRAFTSMANSHIP &  THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE.

 

Lost Trades celebrates the art of skilled manual work, ancient, heritage crafts and rare trades; the special tools, traditions, languages and secrets that go hand in hand with these trades, passed down through generations.  These trades and the incredible artisans and real makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career deserve a platform to showcase their skills, incredible craftsmanship and share their knowledge. The Lost Trades Fair fair celebrates trades; workshop trades and fieldcrafts; woodworkers, metalworkers, textile artists, fine artists, decorative arts, printmakers, ceramicists, leatherworkers, pattern makers, carvers, spinners, whipmakers, wheelwrights, upholsterers, tanners, toymakers and coachbuilders.  Trades represented at the fair are as varied as knifemaking, french polishing, basket weaving and stonemasonry. Instrument makers and music are presented alongside bookbinders, glassblowers, saddlers and silversmiths.  The Fair will inspire you and show you what hard work, following a passion and true craftsmanship is about.   

MEET THE MAKERS  -  ALL DAY PROGRAM  ( artisans & trades for 2023 will be confirmed in November 2022)

 

The ethos behind the Fair is one of discovery;  introducing you to the talented makers in this country that are pursuing careers in lost arts, rare trades and forgotten crafts. Artisans at the fair will be demonstrating and sharing their trades skills throughout each day. There is a live music program on stage each day to entertain you if you need to take a break, or take a seat in the historic racecourse grandstand and take in the atmosphere.  Freshly prepared food and beverages are available  by local providers . We support locally made  - no soft drinks, canned drinks and no alcohol.  Vegetarian and GF options are available. 

METAL & GLASS

Armourer

Bell Maker

Blacksmiths

Bladesmiths

Coachbuilder

Knifemakers

Metalsmiths

Silversmith

Toolmakers

Locksmith

Goldsmith

Clockmakers

Penny Farthing Maker

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LEATHER

Leatherworkers

Bootmaker

Whip Maker

Leather Tanner

Belt-maker

Bridle Maker

Leather Tailors

Saddler

Bags / Accessories

STONE, CLAY & WAX 

Stonemasons

Potters

Sculpturer

Stone Wallers

Chandler (candle maker)

Soap Maker

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WOOD

Coopers / Barrel Makers

Chairmakers

Cabinet makers

Instrument Makers

Luthiers (Guitar Makers)

Bowyer (Long Bows)

Fletcher (Arrow Maker)

Woodcarvers

Wood Turner

Harp Maker

Bush Skills & Slab Huts

Heritage Builders

Timber framers

Shingle splitters

Rocking Horse Maker

Wheelwrights

Toy Makers

Spoon Maker

Puppet Maker

Furniture Makers

Totem Carvers

Sculptors

DECORATIVE ARTS

Decorative Painters

Pinstripers

Sign Writers

Gilders (Gold leaf)

Letterpress

Printmakers

Dry Point Etching

Calligraphers

Letterpress Typesetter

Portrait Artist

Botanical Illustrator

Print Compositor

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TEXILES & CANE 

Spinning & Weaving

Wool Dying

Saori Weaver

Tailor

Fly Rod Maker

Basket Weaving

Cane Weaving

Corn Dollies

Wicker Weaving

Uphosterer

Toymakers

Ropemakers

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