Waterways 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 2018 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. They also made the Friendship panel on display in the Island Warehouse and have just finished a crocheted horse which will on display in July. 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, which started at the museum, now meets on Tuesday afternoons, 1.30pm to 3.30pm in each other’s homes. They have made patchwork bedspreads for Porter’s Row and have done other sewing tasks to help the museum. New members are welcome and if the group grows they will move back into the museum for their meetings.
New members are most welcome to all our craft groups, and tuition is offered to beginners.