Friends News and Events


Carpet Sweep Draw – June

1 216 Rita Phillips Stourport £50
2 135 Susan Brown Bewdley £30
3 183 Jim Bennett Dunley £20
4 214 Roger Strickland Droitwich £10


Events and Workshops 2019

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, Wednesday 7th August & Thursday 8th August Weaving Workshop

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