The team visit the Lost Trades Fair in Kyne­ton

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The town of Kyne­ton is the home of the Lost Trades Fair, where more than 100 tra­di­tional ar­ti­sans share their knowl­edge and skills, and demon­strate the art of such trades as black­smithing, tool mak­ing, chair mak­ing and spoon carv­ing.

In a time when be­spoke and hand­crafted is more im­por­tant than ever, the Lost Trades Fair pro­motes dis­ap­pear­ing arts, rare trades and for­got­ten crafts, and also unites the peo­ple who still have these skills.

One of the many tal­ented peo­ple dis­play­ing their work is Ruth Allen, a mul­ti­me­dia artist who works with ma­te­ri­als such as metal, ce­ram­ics and wood. Pas­sion­ate about the Con­tem­po­rary Glass Move­ment, Ruth trans­forms man­u­fac­tured bot­tles into func­tional de­signs.

An­other tal­ented ar­ti­san to see is cricket bat maker Hay­den Sher­wood, who uses tra­di­tional tools and pod-shav­ing tech­niques to hand­craft in­di­vid­ual bats. lost­trades.info

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