Wild about Wool March News
If you are interested in Local History come along and take part in a special 'Wild about Wool' Local History session at The Tolson Museum in Huddersfield on Saturday 19th March from 1.30 - 3.30
This is a unique opportunity to use the Local History Archive of Kirklees Museums, and, with the help of museum staff explore what makes an interview successful ( and what doesn't !) and how best to present memories effectively.
For more information, call Gill on 01484 844055
April 20th and 21st at The Watershed, Bridge Street, Slaithwaite
If you have tales to tell about working in local mills, and would like your memories to be included in our forthcoming Wild about Wool exhibition, then call Gill on 01484 844055 to book an interview slot.
Please pass the information on to anyone who you think would be interested and help us record this vital part of Valley life.
WOOL CRAFTS WORKSHOPS
We are pleased to announce that there will be a series of one off wool craft workshops held on Sundays during May at The Watershed in Slaithwaite
Crafts explored will include knitting and crochet, feltmaking, spinning and weaving
DETAILS WILL FOLLOW AS SOON AS FINALISED
WOOL CRAFT DROP IN SESSIONS
Planned for late spring through to autumn, a series of drop-in sessions where you can meet with skilled wool crafters, share your work and develop your own skills.
The focus for these sessions will be the "dressing" of the fabulous mill lantern which featured in the Slaithwaite Moonraking Finale procession in February.
Based on work done by local school children with lantern and textile artist Rachel Ellis, the lantern has now been stripped of its tissue paper covering and will be recovered in a range of handmade textiles made by local people, ready to form the striking centre-piece of the Wild about Wool exhibition.
Again, details will be sent out as soon as they are finalised.
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