We run a variety of knitting and craft workshops
We run a variety of knitting and craft workshops and training sessions to give people the opportunity to develop new or existing skills - and have fun at the same time!
We’re not only dedicated to the conservation of our textile machines, but also to the preservation of the skills required to operate them. We offer several ways of helping you acquire these traditional skills. These include:
● One to one training sessions
● Workshops and special events
● Volunteer ‘maker’ training
● Volunteer ‘demonstrator’ training
These sessions are aimed at people who volunteer at the museum. You can choose to be trained on our knitting frames or on our circular sock-knitting machines (Griswolds).
Circular Knitting Tuition
If you own your own circular sock-knitting machine and would like to learn how to use it, or improve your skills, we can help.
You can book a one-to-one training workshop with one of our expert volunteers - please contact us for details and availability.
Anyone can book one of these sessions; you don’t have to be a museum volunteer.
From time to time, the museum organises craft workshops that take place in the Chapel Art Gallery.
Typical themes might include jewellery-making, paper crafts and felt flower-making. Whilst these sessions are generally aimed at adults, we also run a programme of craft activities for children.
These include stocking-making at Christmas-time and our school holiday Griswold Gang sessions, run in partnership with Ruddington Fun.
Some of our workshops are run by museum staff and volunteers, and others by third parties. A cost normally applies and you may need to book your place in advance.
Please visit our Events page for details of forthcoming workshops.