On Wednesday July 17th, Dale Jarvis, Terra Barrett, and I headed out to Spaniard's Bay for our Heritage Craft Show-And-Tell at the Wesley Goose Heritage Museum. We asked the public to bring any hand made craft objects to show us. We had a nice turnout, with many interesting heritage stories told!
Dianne Carr of the Spaniard's Bay Heritage Society brought knitted gloves made by her mother, along with Calligraphy by her father.
A Spaniard's Bay local, brought a cross he made all constructed from a church pew. He learned to make these from a relative. He also presented a christening dress that was his Grandfathers from circa 1898, making it over 120 years old. The gentlemen donated the dress to the Wesley Goose Heritage Museum for their display.
While chatting with the locals we learned of some craftspeople in the community, which will be a great help to our ongoing Craft at Risk Project! Interested makers and craft producers can take the survey online at www.heritagecraft.ca or by calling the Heritage Craft at Risk toll-free-hotline at 1-888-739-1892.