Silhouettes By Hand returns to Australia for the very popular Lost Trades Fair, a celebration of trades and crafts that need to be remembered and cherished.
Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and 10, 2019
"Lost Trades celebrates the art of skilled manual work, ancient crafts and rare trades, the special tools, traditions, languages and secrets that go hand in hand with these trades, passed down through generations. Many crafts and trades have been lost to history; traditional trades and industries that once were the backbone to building our country have fallen from our landscape in the wake of new technology, mass production and an 'on demand' culture.
The Lost Trades Fair was established to change this; 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 Fair will inspire you and show you what hard work, following a passion and true craftsmanship is about.
Come, meet the makers and be inspired. "
Showcasing over 100 traditional artisans sharing their knowledge and skills and openly demonstrating their trades. Blacksmithing toolmaking, chairmaking, spooncarving; makers of rocking horses, penny farthings, boats, rope and armour join ceramicists, spinners, whip plaiters, weavers, knifemakers, saddlers, leatherworkers and more in this unique event celebrating craftsmanship and master and apprentice trades and crafts.