I am very excited about this one. I will be taking a stall at The Lost Trades Fair in Kyneton over the long weekend of 7th & 8th March. I will have a double tent to enable me to have my usual market stall, but also a demonstration area where I shall be making etchings and linocuts. (My husband is really looking forward to transporting my extremely heavy printing press to the event!)
There will be over 80 different 'lost trades' at the event from chair makers to rocking horse makers, from spoon smiths to hedge layers. I'm going to make sure I have an extra pair of hands on the day just so I can get a look at all the other traders.
HERE is a link to a video of the event.https://vimeo.com/89272224
I decided that if I was demonstrating etching at the Lost Trades Fair I'd have to make a brand new image. I haven't managed to make any new etchings all last year due to the longer process involved (and the short amount of time during baby naps that I had) but last week I worked on a new copper plate. It was so lovely to scratch the metal and see the image catch the light and reveal itself. I even delighted in the hitherto laborious chore of filing and burnishing the edges of the plate. I haven't proofed the image yet so I don't know how it looks or if I need to do more work to it. But just knowing it's there waiting for me, like an unhatched egg, filled with potential, makes me satisfied.