Events and Courses 2019

Events and Workshops 2019

Saturday 13th                     Easter Fun at the Museum

Come and join in with our fun this Easter holiday – it’s set to be Egg-cellent! In addition to the Museum extending its opening times from 10am – 3pm we will be hosting a series of craft activities in the museum foyer. Come along and try your hand at making a woolly chick, a selection of pretty bunny and extravagant egg cards. All children’s activities are free with museum entry or subject to a small donation.  Easter fun is running at the museum from Saturday 13th – Saturday 27th April.

Tuesday 7th                         Cyanotype Workshop

Learn the art of Cyanotype printing, a photographic blue print onto fabric using foliage, lace, stencils and objects such as beads and buttons.  Prepare your fabric and work through the process to develop individual pieces of cloth.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Tuesday 21st                       Vintage Memory Roll Workshop

Enjoy a day of hand stitching and reminiscing.   Incorporate well-loved memories into an amazing unique heirloom of you handiwork from re-cycled fabrics. Materials provided although you may like to bring your own.

10am – 4pm, Cost £40pp

Wednesday 5th                  Rag Rug Workshop

Jenni Stuart Anderson, rag rug artist will introduce you to this traditional technique for making beautiful rugs, wall hangings and seat mats.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Tuesday 18th                       Tour of the Archive

Get a behind the scenes view of the Museum of Carpet. Find out how we look after the collection and discover some of the gems that are not on permanent display.

10.30am-12.30pm, Cost £10pp

Wednesday 10th               Ply Split Braiding  workshop

Using Ply-Split Braiding methods you will make small 3-dimesional pieces inspired by natural forms – Flowers, leaves and seed heads etc.  For those who would like to develop their skills in braiding.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp


 Tuesday 23rd                       Vintage Memory Roll Workshop

Enjoy a day of hand stitching and reminiscing.   Incorporate well-loved memories into an amazing unique heirloom of your handiwork from re-cycled fabrics.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Friday 26th                    Woven Forms: Breaking the Boundaries Lecture

Weaving artist Jan Bowman breaks the boundaries of weaving by creating woven spatial divides, panels and sculptural pieces. Her work embraces a high level of craftsmanship and aims to challenge the conventional limits of the discipline. Jan will talk about her inspiration and explain her techniques. Tea and cake served at 3pm. Free entry to the museum and Woven Forms exhibition included in ticket.

2pm – 4pm, Cost£15pp

Tuesday 6th August           Weaving Workshop
Wednesday 7th August
Thursday 8th August

A wonderful opportunity to learn how to weave with Jan Bowman. Working on table top looms you will have the opportunity to create your own individual piece of weaving, gaining from Jan’s expert advice and inspirational practice. All materials and equipment provided.

10am – 4pm, £50 per day


Thursday 22nd                    Paper cut workshop

Vanessa Stone, paper cut artist, will introduce you to the different ways of working with paper.  You will be drawing, designing and composing for paper cutting to create a beautiful landscape image.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Thursday 19th                     Design Archive Talk

Discover the Museum collection of beautiful carpet designs ranging from the 1800’s to contemporary designers.  You will be able to view the original designs and find out about the history of carpet designs.

10.30am-12.30pm, Cost £10pp



Thursday 10th                     Needle Felting Workshop

Its Wool Week so come and join us and make a wooly sheep. You will learn how to make shapes , use needles and create a friendly sheep to take home and impress your friends.

10am – 4pm, Cost £40pp

Tuesday 26th                  Kumihimo braids for jewellery, tassels and decorations

Learn to make kumihimo braids using the traditional marudai and bobbins and the more portable foam disc. Braids of differing sizes can be made in a variety of yarn and colours for jewellery, tassels and decorations.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Thursday 14th                    Festive Rag Rug Wreath Workshop

Get in the festive mood with Jenni Stuart Anderson, rag rug artist, who will show you how to make a beautiful festive rag rug wreath.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Tuesday 19th                       Vintage Story Book Workshop

Enjoy a day of hand stitching and reminiscing.   Incorporate well-loved memories into an amazing unique heirloom of you handiwork from re-cycled fabrics.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp


Tuesday 26th                       Procion Dyeing Workshop

Procion dye is a cold water dye for colouring cotton fabrics, lace and threads. On this workshop you will be shown how to prepare the dyes, learn a few rules on colour along with techniques to create textures on your fabric producing unique pieces of cloth.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Thursday 5th                       Paper Cut Workshop

Come and work with paper artist Vanessa Stone to make beautiful and delicate paper cut Christmas cards and paper bunting. Vanessa will teach you the main techniques of paper cutting so you will go home with a wonderful collection of beautiful hand made decorations ready for the festive period.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp


For more information or to book your place

Tel:01562 69028