Pick up an old skill

TRADITIONAL skills such as spinning and weaving will be demonstrated in Hadleigh on Saturday as part of an exhibition about the importance of being green and saving energy.

Greener Hadleigh, which is involved in Suffolk County Council’s greenest county campaign, is holding the event for the second year running at the Ansell Centre, Market Place, on September 17, between 11am and 4pm.

Other skills being shown are lace making, knitting, pottery and wood turning.

The exhibition also includes ideas for making something new from recycled materials and will give information and advice about energy saving products. Admission is free.

A spokeswoman from Greener Hadleigh said: “We are constantly being lectured on the importance of being green, to save energy and recycle all our waste, but being green can also be fun and learning a new skill can be satisfying and rewarding. It can also save money.”

The exhibition also includes details of adult classes in traditional skills being run during the winter.