This Summer the museum will be running a free programme of workshops and talks. They will be run by the museum’s artist in residence, Torange Khonsari, who is exploring links between the museum, its local park and cultural heritage in Cheetham Hill. Activities will be held at both the museum and in Cheetham Park.
From textile and basket weaving to dye making and embroidery, the workshops are an opportunity for anyone to have a go and learn more about these traditional crafts. Workshops will include harvesting natural dyes from Cheetham Park, platter basket weaving, willow bark pouch weaving, weaving your own bookmark and embroidery for beginners.
A programme of talks will accompany the workshops exploring the history of textile weaving in Manchester, willow weaving in Cheetham Hill and patterns from different cultures.
Full Programme Details
All workshops and talks are free but places are limited. To book a free place or enquire about any of the above please contact Torange on firstname.lastname@example.org (places will be offered on a first come first served basis).
The museum’s artist in residency is kindly funded by The Leverhulme Trust.