Atelier Artisans' Spaces

Atelier Artisans' Spaces

The Artisan's spaces are a new thing at Rowany Festival in 2017, somewhat shamelessly copied from the very successful Canterbury Faire institution. They will be hosted by the Atelier campsite, just south-east of the Village Green and Merchants' Row.

You are welcome to use these spaces to work on craft throughout Festival with like minded people. In addition to the many scheduled classes, we will have a 'clean craft' space for sewing, spinning, leatherwork and the like, and a 'dirty craft' space for woodwork, forgework and other such crafts.

Bring along your own project, or work on a communal project! People using the space will be expected to treat the tools with respect and follow any instructions from Atelier and other teachers regarding the use of tools, safety requirements and sharing the space with others.

We hope to have the following equipment available for use under appropriate supervision:

  • Tables and chairs, under cover
  • a Great Wheel
  • Workbenches
  • Leatherworking tools
  • Pole lathe
  • Woodworking tools (planes, axes, drills, augers, saws)
  • Furnace and great bellows (a secondary bellows may also be available)
  • Wire drawing bench
  • Leg vice and stand
  • Anvil and stand
  • Grinding stone/wheel
  • Possible: small gas furnace
  • Metalworking tools (hammers, files)
  • Casting paraphernalia (crucibles, sand-casting moulds, ladles)

 

Artisan's Pavilion

The Artisan's Pavilion is a space where you are welcome to work on 'clean' crafts such as sewing, spinning, leatherwork and the like. It has tables and chairs under cover, and a high likelyhood of...

The Dairy

The Dairy will be near the Atelier Campsite, near to the Artisan's pavilion and the Forge

17 activities:

Formed Leather Casework

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Monday 11:00 to 12:00

Formed leather cases were a practical way to store your pens, cards, instruments, glasses and precious objects in period. Look at examples across time, learn how to make cases using period techniques, plus a ‘quick and dirty’ method requiring no leather skills.Read more

Artisan's Spaces Open

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All day Thursday
All day Friday
All day Saturday
All day Sunday
All day Monday

The Artisans' Space, hosted by Atelier, will be open from after morning court each day until sundown (weather permitting) and you are welcome to bring along your own project, or to use the space to work on a communal one.

The venue will have a 'clean craft' space for sewing, spinning,...Read more