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Old and New Crafting Skills Used During a Year Of Lockdown

By Rosie Donnan During the first March of lockdown, the new rules of wearing a mask encouraged me to get out my sewing machine and use up any cotton material and elastic I had lying around and make face masks. The internet was full of patterns and after several methods were tried, I came up with one that suited me. I wanted to make provision for an added layer to...

A turn up for the books!

During lockdown I decided to follow up a new craft, the art of wood turning, using a lathe. I managed to acquire a second hand lathe, that came with some chisels and along with a lot of YouTube videos I decided to have a go. I decided to try turning something small and ended up making a snowman. I posted a picture on my Facebook page and suddenly everyone wanted...

What has been keeping you busy during the last 10 months?

I am sure everyone has had some time over the last 10 months to cook, do crafting, do art work and capture some wonderful photographs.  We all turn to what we like doing when time allows, so how have you been filling your spare time, as we have had a lot of time to fill?  Which have you been doing – baking, crafting, painting or taking photographs. My name is...

The Sylvia Edmondson Trophy – Cookery Section Emley Show

The Sylvia Edmondson Trophy – Cookery Section Emley Show

At Emley Show last year, I was incredibly surprised to jointly win the Sylvia Edmondson Trophy with Paul Thewlis. This was partly because I didn’t know such an award existed but mainly because I wouldn’t categorise myself in any way as an award winning cook. Whilst I had grown up seeing my female relatives baking and making preserves, I had never bothered making anything, as they had always supplied me...

Food Marquee

FOOD MARQUEE – we would like to announce that for the 2020 Show we are changing the procedure for booking plots in the food marquee. This year, traders who wish to attend will need to download an application form. These will then be considered by the Show Committee and successful applicants will be notified and given a link to book their preferred plot. After feedback from last year’s show, instead...

Making the Emley Show more accessible with free mobility scooter hire

We aim to make the show as accessible as possible for members of the public and this year we are teaming up with Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees who are providing a number of mobility scooters free of charge for people who might find it difficult to walk the around the show ground. You do not need to be registered disabled. Scooters will be available at the Blue Gate and...