Heritage Crafts Weekend

Heritage Crafts at Fountains Abbey


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Fountains Abbey (Swanley Grange)

16 & 17 July 2022

10 am – 4 pm each day


Heritage Crafts weekend - stone carving

At the Heritage Crafts weekend hosted by The National Trust – Fountains Abbey, 20 makers will be demonstrating and showing their skills in the large courtyard and workshop at Swanley Grange, which is on the main route from the Visitor Centre to the Abbey.

I’ll be displaying my tools and revealing how I carve by working on stones with designs inspired by the masterful architecture of the Abbey and stone carved decoration still visible in the ruins.


The National Trust – Fountains Abbey

Images from the weekend

It was really inspiring seeing other makers, and I especially enjoyed seeing the tools they used and learning how they got started with their craft.  Here are just a few fellow exhibitors who were in the Courtyard area with me.


Stone Carving – me!

Stone carving at Fountains Abbey



Blacksmithing – Adam Crane



Willow Weaving – Anna Cross

Willow weaving by Anna Cross


Plastering – Ryedale Plasterers


plastering tools on display


Stained Glass – Hilary Holmes

stained glass


I’ve got to mention hand spinner, dyer and weaver Linda More as well – she made this beautiful silk scarf which I came home with.

woven silk scarf