I spent last weekend at FolkEast, one of the biggest Folk festivals in the area. It was my first visit to a festival (apart from an afternoon many years ago at Jimmy’s Sausage Festival…) and my first attempt at running a public mask-decorating workshop, so all in all I was a little nervous!
I shouldn’t have worried: everyone I met there was lovely. I met so many interesting people who stopped by the stall for a chat about everything from folklore and masks to woodcarving and leatherwork. The workshops were great fun, and it was wonderful to see people’s own designs emerging as they worked on them. Everyone who took part, children and adults, were all so creative. It actually brought a tear to my eye at one point!
I’ve added photos from the workshops to my Facebook page but here are just a few of them. In all the busy-ness I didn’t manage to snap photos of them all, so if you have any I’d love to see them!