Come and spend a relaxing couple of hours on a Friday evening making your own unique circular rug or bowl.
Learn how a simple crochet hook and any yarn or fabric you like can be used to create a wide variety of round rugs and bowls, including small coasters, large floor rugs and small and large storage bowls, with or without handles. Make something for yourself or as a present for someone else.
Workshop tutor Caroline (of Big Sky Textiles) will bring a choice of materials to use including chunky recycled wool selvedge ‘yarn’ and knitting and rug yarns in a variety of colours – just pay for what you choose. As a guide, a small bowl will cost just a couple of pounds, while wool fabric for a larger rug could cost £15 or more – the technique is the same regardless of material so you just choose whatever you fancy and is within your budget.
If you have materials at home already that you think will be suitable and would like to bring, please feel free to do so. Any knitting or weaving yarns will work, as will t-shirt or wool fabric ‘yarns’ – just be sure to bring plenty as this really is a great stash-busting technique! You will also need a crochet hook – Caroline will provide them for use at the workshop or you can bring your own if you prefer (any medium sort of size hook is fine, an exact size is not important). Caroline will also bring some examples of her work to inspire your own creativity and will provide a handout with information about lots of ideas for future projects.
More examples of Caroline’s can be seen on her website – Big Sky Textiles
Cost: £18 plus materials (materials cost to be paid to tutor on the night). Tickets can be bought in advance, as numbers are limited, from the museum reception by popping in or calling the main number – 01934621028.
Get inspired by our exhibition on Punch and Judy and make your own puppet to take away and create your own shows with! Join in with a craft workshop where there will be loads of materials to use and a puppetry artist on hand to show you how to make your own fantastic puppet.
Workshops last for 1.5 hours and available slot timings are:
- 10.30 – 12
- 12.30 – 2
- 2.30 – 4
Activities are suitable for children aged 4-10, smaller craft materials mean that the workshops are not suitable for children aged 3 or younger. We have regular toddler groups for them instead, run on a monthly basis.
Tickets cost £5 per child. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, they can either stay with the child (advisable for younger children) or stay in the museum cafe, which is within eye line and earshot of the Learning Space and enjoy a cuppa whilst their children enjoy some craft. To book a place please call the museum on 01934 621028 or drop in. Places need to be booked in advance as numbers are limited and we ask for payment at the time of booking, which you can pay in cash or on card if you drop in or you can pay by card over the phone.