Festival of Forgotten Skills

Sunday November 29th 2020

A huge thank you to everyone that has offered to share their skills on this day and what a wonderful day it is turning out to be!!!!

Here it is, the wrap up event for Local is More Month

𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 29th November
𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: 11am – 6pm.
𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 ALL day.

A workshop learning how to make an upcycled rag rug or bag with the beautiful women from Woven


𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝.
𝐓𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐬: $20 adults, $10 Concession, $5 kids.
Purchase tickets via the link above or cash on the day.
Waste free event.
𝐁𝐘𝐎 utensils + drinks for community sundowner.

Here’s the amazing program so far…

Forgotten Crafts in the Old Barn

Mark Making …Stuart McMillan

Paper dolls and sculptures using recycled materials…Michael Wise

Braiding …Jenny Stevens

Locker Hooking...Nirala Hunt

Making baskets with weeds …Seriah Adamson

Making crochet hooks and knitting needles with fruit tree wood …Georgi Zoric

Rag rugs …WOVEN Cowaramup

Recycling naturally, clothing and basketry …Marjke Tromp

Sewing, crochet and basket weaving …Clare Smith

Stitch, yarn and darn ...Nannas for Native Forests

Learn how to spin and weave using natural fibres from Cath @puckanddougalwool.

Learn how to spin and weave using natural fibres from Cath @puckanddougalwool.

Spinning a yarn…Cath Miller

Upcycling clothes …Jane Bennet

Forgotten Trades in the Camp area

A taste of Scything …Tim Boykett …11.30

Get knotted …Tim Boykett…2.30

Building with stone…Kashmir Rouw …at the campfire

Bee Keeping …Rick Levy

Self sufficient homes and earthships …Clive Digney …midday – 3pm

Traditional metal form making, using recycled Copper …The woodland witch

Water divining & dowsing …Darryl Mack & Mike Hartnett …2pm

Wooden Spoon Carving …Greg Miller

Forgotten Knowledge

Electronics Repair …Ben

Free your Voice …Anu Grace…Bell tent  …1pm

Margaret River Historical Society display

Breath work ...Swell Yoga …Bell tent…11.30

Pule – the ancient Hawaiin ‘tool’ for spiritual connection …Shan…2.15

Reading Country: Talk …Jinny Wilson…Cafe area 2pm

Reading Country: Walk (Jinny Wilson)…2.30pm

Reframing birth – Rights of Passage & folk remedies …Mailee & Phillipa …Bell tent 3pm

The lost art of silent tea drinking …Ian Hackett – Tig Le House…3pm

Zac Webb – Wadandi shelter and Tool Making..

Garden and Plants

Greg, from The Joy of Wood, will be demonstrating the wonderful art of Spoon Carving

Backyard banter with our local gardeners panel…1pm

Exploring Self Sufficient Herbalism …Tamara Clements…Camp Kitchen 1pm

Herb Walk / Talk …Kamma Natura…meet at camp kitchen at 11.30

Permaculture Plants …Jeff Nugent


Forgotten Skill of Wild Play …Andrew Haskell…main stage…12.30

Games to Connect …Andrew Haskell…main stage 11.15

The Art of Wondering …Andrew Haskell…main stage 3.30

The nature and origins of accordion sounds …Clyde…Bell tent 1.45

The Art of Story Telling …Melina…outdoor cafe area

Voice and Words Tent (A mixed program)…Flora the Vintage Caravan – Camp Area

Boules with Ian and Shelly Hill…east side if Cafe


The HoOts Band

Local Is More (Proud Sponsor)

Bendigo Community Bank Augusta & Districts …Proud Sponsor

Margaret River Owl Friendly Group

War on Waste – Borrow utensils / Wash up station

Wild Goose Tent (Sponsor)


Welcome to Country …11am

The Hoots Band…11.30am

Mac Diarmada…1.15pm

Uke Nomad…2.45pm

Little Row of Housez

Little Row of Housez…4pm

Local Food Vendors

Fair Harvest Café – Coffee / Cakes / Cold Drinks

Conscious Catering – Vegetarian / GF  / Icy poles

Jindong Free Range – Tacos / GF




“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to” – Dave Hollis


You can check out past festivals for more ideas here;


2012 Festival of Forgotten Skills

2013 Bee Fair

2014 Festival of Forgotten Skills

2015 Beanie Festival

2016 Festival of Fibre

2017 Festival of No Waste

2018 Festival of Catch and Store Energy 


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