The Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days festival is your once-a-year chance to discover some of Lincolnshire's rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free!
Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s architecture and culture by allowing visitors free access to interesting properties that are not usually publicly accessible or would normally charge a fee. It also includes tours, events and activities that focus on and celebrate the local heritage of the area. Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event and is also held in a further 48 countries across Europe.
Here at Unique Cottage Studios we are looking forward to welcoming visitors on Thursday 7th September when Strawberry Glass will be leading demonstrations alongside Thurlby Threads and members of our fibre group.
This is the second year that Strawberry Glass has participated in the Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days. It seems appropriate as stained glass is a heritage craft with its origins going back hundreds of years. On the day the Studio will be open between 10am and 4pm and Gillian and David will be talking to visitors about how stained glass is made and demonstrating construction methods.
ThurlbyThreads will be demonstrating spinning and weaving techniques used by Anglo Saxons a thousand years ago. Jane explains what visitors can expect;
'We have been looking at a woven band found in North Lincolnshire, using it as our inspiration for the day. We will be spindle spinning our own fibre, weaving on inkle and tablet looms, which have been used in one form or another around the world for many years, and braiding with a lucet or our fingers. We would love people to come and watch, ask questions and perhaps have a go!'
Thurlby Theads will be in our large studio between 10am and 4pm.
For more information about Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, please visit their website.