Lost Trades Fair – East Toowoomba

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4 May 2019, 12am to 05 May 2019, 12am

Find inspiration, skill, craftsmanship, rare and forgotten trades, lost arts and traditions at the Lost Trades Fair.

Over 1,000 combined years of experience - all in one place. Meet the makers - see over one hundred makers practising their crafts and trades; wheelwrights, coopers, silversmiths, gunsmiths, makers of tools, rocking horses, penny farthings, woodworkers, musical instrument makers, stonemasons, plasterers, leatherworkers, chairmakers, whip plaiters, ceramicists, weavers, glassblowers, tinsmiths and clockmakers. The trades and the incredible artisans, workers and makers who continue to pursue these trades as a career will showcase their skills, craftsmanship and share their knowledge.

The Lost Trades Fair aims to inspire, to educate and to show why we should aim to have things made by a real person rather than a machine, to think about sustainability and the longevity of what they buy and use, to inspire people to have the confidence to design and create something real and beautifully crafted, to share skills and demonstrate what people can do with practice, passion and knowledge. The fair attracts artisans from across Australia and overseas.

Cost: From $5 to $18. See website for details.

Venue: Cobb+Co Museum, Lindsay Street, East Toowoomba

Web: https://www.queensland.com/en-au/event/lost-trades-fair-56b25c1c2cbcbe7073ad5e91