The dark evenings are upon us, time to be thinking of a new hobby perhaps. Looking for inspiration? Something different? Here’s a few ideas of where you can try a new skill and make your own unique gifts: Make your own personalised handprinted card bunting, gift tags, wrapping paper with Hannah Turlington, Lino print artist. […]
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Invite you to a Flower Festival with a difference – “A Walk through the Seasons” – featuring knitted and crochet displays. To be held at All Saints Church, Kirkbymoorside. Preview evening with wine and music Friday October 13th at 7pm. Display open daily Sat 14th – Sun 22nd October, 10am – 4pm. Tea and Coffee […]
The Museum are hosting an event showcasing the very best of rural traditional crafts. On Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September – free entry.
Ryedale & District Mencap are doing an ‘On The Road’ event in all three of the towns in Ryedale. They are open to anyone over 18 who has learning disabilities. We will be doing crafts and activities such as baking. There is no charge for these events but we would ask that a carer attends […]
The year’s day schools organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA will conclude with two craft workshops. On Saturday April 16, tutor Heather Gatt is running a batik art day. This is a practical workshop where participants will learn and / or develop their skills in the art of batik, using wax and dyes, […]
Coming up next in the WEA Saturday courses in Pickering is a rag rugging workshop with tutor Gerry Rushton. By the end of the workshop, participants will have created a small item using ‘hooky rug’ techniques, skills which can of course then be used to make much larger items at home. Bring your own material […]
Christmas fairs are all around us now, but here are two big ones that we think are worth travelling the distance. First, the annual Crafts for Christmas is at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate this weekend, from tomorrow Thursday November 12 to Sunday the 15th. This show is probably the biggest around, filling two […]
Nunnington Hall invites youngsters to come and have a go this weekend at some historical skills that you probably won’t see in use very often anymore: Break out your feather quill and ink and try calligraphy. Take a napkin and demonstrate your Georgian social graces by folding it into intricate shapes. Get messy and help […]
Moorside Quilters had a very successful launch meeting in early April. This new group welcomes sewing enthusiasts of any particular interest or level of skill who want to spend time in the company like-minded folk, whether for the purpose of getting on with their current projects without interruption, learning new skills, or exchanging ideas. Initially […]
Moorside Quilters are starting a new class on April 9th at the Manor Close Centre (link to map), Kirkbymoorside. It will run between 10am and 2pm with a cost of £3 per session. Initially the class will run on a monthly basis on the second Thursday of each month. For further details please call Janet […]
Way back in 2012, we did an Out and About piece about shopping in Whitby, featuring, among others, the splendid yarn shop Bobbins, located in the old Wesleyan chapel in Church Street. Anyone else who is a fan of their glorious array of knitting yarns will be as sorry as we are to learn that […]
Having featured the York Quilt Museum in our Out and About slot only last November, we were sorry to learn that it is to close in October 2015, after struggling to generate enough income from visitors and businesses. The Quilters Guild has provided financial support for the museum through its own reserves and fundraising activities, […]
Clocks have gone back, and although it’s unseasonably warm we can’t depend on that lasting, so it’s time to think of where to go to avoid the rain and wind. York has so many beautiful places that it ought not to feature in our series, which is largely devoted to spreading the word about attractions […]
Can you knit? Got a spare half hour? Want to do something utterly daft, for a good cause? You knit a tiny little hat, to fit on the top of a bottle of an innocent smoothie (that’s a brand name, in case you haven’t come across them, they don’t use capitals), mail it to innocent, […]
With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]
This weekend Ryedale Folk Museum will showcase a wide array of traditional crafts with an event supported by local artists and crafters. On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July, Ryedale Folk Museum is hosting a Traditional Crafts event and visitors are invited to come along and see the demonstrations that will be taking place all […]
We’ve already listed the year’s activities for those very organised people at the Ryedale Folk Museum. Now here’s their list of craft courses on offer this year. As usual, the blog will bring you reminders from time to time, but some of these courses are very popular, so book now to be sure of a […]
Brighten up your home this Christmas with new for old raggy decorations at Ryedale Folk Museum on Sunday 27th October. The workshop starts at 10.30 and runs until 3.00pm. Materials, tea and cake included. Cost £25. Information regarding this and other classes please call Jacqui on 01751 432 938. e. firstname.lastname@example.org website
If you think ‘craft courses’ all involve sitting around with cups of tea and a needle or two, think again! Hot on the heels (if you will pardon the expression) of the popular blacksmithing course at the Ryedale Folk Museum comes another heavyweight, a day course in dry stone walling. If you ever fancied giving […]
Can you knit? Got a spare half hour? Want to do something utterly daft, for a good cause? You knit a tiny little hat, to fit on the top of a bottle of an innocent smoothie (that’s a brand name, they don’t use capitals), mail it to innocent, and they give 25p to Age UK. […]
Learn this beautiful craft – traditional & contemporary Goldwork embroidery at Ryedale Folk Museum in a new class starting on September 18th, 10-4.00pm. Beginners & Experienced welcome. Materials supplied therefore booking essential. If interested please contact Jacqui Kimber e. email@example.com Cost for the day £30.
Design and make your own 28cm by 14cm kilned formed glass wall hanger. Create a masterpiece with glass artist Wendy Greenwood. Your handmade piece will make a great talking point, whether for your own home or as a gift. (Please note the glass will take a week to be fired and ready for collection or […]
The recent beginners’ blacksmithing day at Ryedale Folk Museum proved so popular that there is to be another, on Friday 6th September, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Blacksmith David Stephenson will teach a range of traditional forging techniques, and participants will then be able to apply these techniques and return home with a range […]
This Sunday, August 4, is Rural Crafts Day at Ryedale Folk Museum with loads of demonstrations and activities for all the family. Demonstrations Include: Pottery – Wendy Greenwood from Greenwood Crafts will be demonstrating pottery on her kick wheel and will also be showing how Raku pottery is made. Lace Making – Cleveland Lace Guild […]
Ryedale Folk Museum has a range of textile courses throughout the year including embroidery, wool on wool applique, cushions, and the very popular rag rugging workshops. The courses are run by Jacqui & Jo who have many years’ experience in teaching and producing craft items for business and pleasure and love to share these skills […]
A weekend of uncertain weather looks like a good time to head over to the Ryedale Folk Museum, where the ‘Wonders of Wood’ event is running along side the Ryedale Book Festival. The following wood related activities, some indoor some outdoor, will be available. Wood Turning Demonstrator Phillip Greenwood is a full time professional woodturner […]
Come and learn a range of traditional forging techniques at Ryedale Folk Museum, with Blacksmith David Stephenson. You will then be able to apply these techniques and return home with a range of hand-made treasures. Saturday 27th July 10.30 – 16.30 £60 per person including materials Only two places left! For more information or to […]
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