Traditional crafts

Traditional craftsWaterways Craft Group
This lively group meets the third Sunday of the month (with the odd exception) on the first floor of the Island Warehouse, to demonstrate the traditional crafts of the inland waterways.  Crafts demonstrated include boatman’s belt embroidery, bonnet making, cabin crochet, canal ware painting, rag rugging and patchwork. Dates for 2016 below.
Waterways craft courses are held from time to time at the museum.

Coffee and Crochet at the museum every Tuesday, 10.15am to 12.15pm.  Come along to share and learn traditional skills in an informal and friendly group. The group have made blankets, cushions and lace for the museum’s historic fleet.  Beginners and experienced folk all welcome – small voluntary donation.

Rag rugging at the museum every Tuesday, 10.15am to 12.15pm.  Come along to share and learn traditional skills in an informal and friendly group. The group are making rag rugs for the museum’s historic fleet and also for Porter’s Row cottages.  Beginners and experienced folk all welcome – small voluntary donation.

Sew and Mix – An informal, sewing group meets at the museum on Tuesday afternoons, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, so  come along, make new friends and have a chat over a cup of tea.  We all have items of sewing that we never get around to finishing – so why not bring it to our weekly sewing group.  You may be able to show someone a new technique, or you may pick up a few tips or new ways of completing a piece of work. The group is currently making a patchwork bedspread for Porter’s Row.

New members are most welcome to all our craft groups, and tuition is offered to beginners.

Craft Group demonstration Sundays in the Island Warehouse for 2017

April 14th – 17th – Easter,    May 21st,    June 18th,    July 16th,   August 13th (Horses at Work and at War),     August 20th,    Sept 17th,    October 15th,    November 19th?

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