Fleecy friends and a forgotten art on show at The Forum
- Credit: Archant
The sun was shining over the weekend as families began their half-term holidays with a trip to the Norfolk Makers Festival.
On Saturday, visitors were able to pet and stroke three alpacas - named Khal Drogo, Mr Tumnus and Bear - at The Forum in Norwich.
The fleecy guests are looked after by Burnt Fen Alpacas, based in Horning, which creates and sells textile products that are hand-spun.
When asked what the most common query visitors asked on the day, Annie Nickerson, of Burnt Fen Alpacas, said: 'Do they spit? And the answer is yes.'
Ms Nickerson said weaving and spinning was becoming a popular hobby for youngsters, adding: 'Everybody loves to see how it works.'
On Sunday, visitors watched blacksmithing in action outside The Forum as a team from the Treehouse Festival.
The unmistakable rhythmic clang of hammers striking red-hot metal drew the crowds in as blacksmith Chris Mudd demonstrated the traditional and forgotten skill.
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