TRADITIONAL Black Country craft courses are being held in Halesowen and Dudley to help local people reconnect with their heritage.

The weekly classes are led by Julie Tonkin at Leasowes Community College at 7pm on Tuesdays and Dormston Centre, Sedgley on Wednesdays at 7pm.

Mrs Tonkin said: “We want people to come along and have a go at canal art, basic crochet and knitting, rag rugging and spiderweb embroidery which are all traditional crafts of the Black Country.”

For more information phone 01384 569198 or e-mail