Ancient Crafts

ANCIENT CRAFTS

RARE TRADES

EXPO

OCTOBER 30 - 31, 2021 GYMPIE

  • 0409 621 232
  • admin@ancientcrafts.org, admin@quiltandcrafts.org
  • @GympieRotaryQuiltCraftSpectacular
  • #gympieheritagecrafts, #gympiequiltcraft

 

NON-STOP DEMONSTRATIONS ALL WEEKEND

Exhibitors demonstrate their skills all weekend – so come along and watch, listen and learn. But be warned: their passion is contagious!

And take a journey into yesteryear with Stan Ceglinski – consummate showman with a rollicking sense of humour, Stan will present a power-packed show, inspiring a love for age-old traditions of all types of bushcraft. A mountain of a man, an award-winning bushcrafter with a deep love and knowledge of the skills of yesteryear, he will take you on a sentimental journey into our heritage and our past, passing on a host of knowledge that our country must not lose.

WORKSHOPS

A series of workshops will be offered – from spoonsmithing and guitar-making to rag rugs, basketry and woodcarving (all levels) with renowned master carver Bruce Weier, plus more. Keep checking this website for details, or contact us on admin@ancientcrafts.org if you have a request.

Closer to the event, the list of workshops will be announced – please pre-book on admin@ancientcrafts.org to secure your place.

 

WOODCARVING WITH MASTER CARVER BRUCE WEIER – ALL LEVELS

Bruce Weier, master craftsman in all aspects of wood carving and turning creates intricate and exquisitely detailed wood carvings in the style of famous 18th century English carver, Grinling Gibbons. www.bruceweierwoodcraft.com

His impressive collection of tools includes over 300 chisels (some more than 150 years old), and a huge collection of manual planers – he believes that machine-produced carvings lack that special touch.

Bruce enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for woodworking with people at all levels of accomplishment. He has conducted many workshops over the years around south-east Queensland and beyond.

As well as demonstrating throughout Saturday and Sunday at the Gympie Rotary “Ancient Crafts, Rare Trades” Expo, October 31 & November 1, 2020, he will be conducting 2 workshops over the weekend – book now!

To book:  Email admin@ancientcrafts.org or call 0409 621 232

Dates: 

  • Friday, October 29, 5pm – 8pm and/ or
  • Saturday October 30, 5pm – 8pm

Venue: Gympie & Districts Woodworkers Club, 39 Saleyard Rd, Gympie QLD 4570

Project: In this 3-hour workshop, you will be working alongside and under the direction of this master craftsman, carving your own piece of timber. Bruce will bring some patterns and carvings as guides.

Cost: $110 per 3-hour session (maximum 12 students). Students can book into both workshops to continue working on their project with Bruce, or opt for one workshop and continue working on their project at home.

What to bring: Your own tools, if you have them, and some carving friendly timber such as beech or jelutong (lime wood is ideal, but is very expensive). The wood will need to be approximately 25mm thick, and 450 X 150mm.

 

Keep checking as other workshops are listed!

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