The Illawarra Festival of Wood
The Illawarra festival of Wood is a modern reimagining of the traditional wood festival.The festival will be showcasing local and regional wood artisans as well as celebrating a variety of wood related crafts and forest industries. The wood related industries would be spoon carving, knife makers, traditional toolmakers, timber surfboard makers, woodturning, basket weaving, jewellery, floristry, sculpture and timber milling. Each stall will have a wood artisan demonstrating their craft. The public will be able to learn, reconnect, discover and discuss woodwork from these skilled makers. Lucas milling of timber, chainsaw carving and wood chopping will be able to be observed.An extensive range of hands-on workshops will be held over the three days. These workshops will be spoon carving, milk stool making, possum boxes and solitary bees nests. The workshops will be three hours in length and two age categories: Children eight to fourteen years as well as 14 and over. Free workshops will be happening over the weekend in chopstick making for everyone and bush critters for children.