Thirty years ago, in 1987, the Great Storm hit south-east England, sending trees crashing into the consciousness of the English nation. An unexpected result was a new generation of chair-makers, spoon-carvers and bowl-turners, who have rediscovered that it is possible to make a living by creating beautiful wooden items, straight from the tree.

Now, three decades later, a group of Herefordshire wood-craftspeople are gathering at the Out of Nature exhibition at Newport House in Almveley to celebrate this blossoming of their heritage skills. At the Winds of Change weekend (October 14 and 15) at Out of Nature, visitors will see fresh wood being transformed by hand into spoons, bowls, clogs, chairs, tent pegs and wooden fencing. There will also be a range of talks and discussions on the subject.

And in a coup for the exhibition, leading children's illustrator Jackie Morris, a former student at Hereford College of Arts, will also be at Newport House on Sunday, talking about her new headline hitting book, written by Robert Macfarlane to restore The Lost Words, words relating to the natural world, which have fallen out of the Oxford Junior Dictionary as they have fallen out of use. Among the words that are increasingly unrecognised and unused by children are acorn, blackberry, bluebell and kingfisher.

For full details, visit Out of Nature runs from 10.30am to 5.30pm daily until October 22.