Events and Courses

January
Thursday 24th                     Felt Craft Workshop

Using ready-made wool felt learn to make a colourful string of birds from

felt and beads.

10am – 1pm, Cost £30pp

 February
Tuesday 5th                         Vintage Bunting Workshop

Learn techniques of how to incorporate old and well-loved vintage textiles into a unique heirloom of your handiwork from re-cycled fabrics.

10am-4pm, Cost £40pp

 

 

Wednesday 6th                  Yoga at the Museum of Carpet

NEW! Weekly Yoga sessions for those of all abilities will be held at the Museum of Carpet on Wednesdays are set to start this February. Sessions will be run by CSV – Yoga Alliance qualified teacher and Yoga Mats will be provided.

10:30am Wednesdays, Cost £10 drop in sessions or £8 when block booking.

 

 

Thursday 21st                     Rag Rug Making 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

March
Wednesday 6th                  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 13th               Braiding Workshop

Julie Hedges, expert braider, will teach you the traditional method of Ply Split Braiding using a variety of yarn.  Suitable for beginners and those who would like to learn more and develop their skills.  All materials are provided.

10am – 4pm, Cost £40pp

Thursday 28th                     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 floral image for Mother’s Day.

10am – 4pm, Cost £40pp

April
Tuesday 2nd                        Indigo Dyeing Workshop

Create a set of unique samples of dyed fabric.  Prepare your fabrics using a variety of shibori techniques before immersing your prepared cotton fabrics into an indigo vat. 10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

Thursday 11th                     Needle Felting Workshop
 May
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 Role 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

June
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

July
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 you handiwork from re-cycled fabrics.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

August
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

September
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

 

 

October
Thrusday 10th                     Needle Felting Workshop
 November
Wednesday 6th                  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                     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 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

December
Thursday 5th                       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 Christmas image.

10am – 4pm, Cost£40pp

 

For more information or to book your place

Tel:01562 69028

Email:  enquiries@museumofcarpet.org.uk

www.museumofcarpet.org.uk

 

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