Quality Gifts at Makers' Place and the Silk Shop
Makers’ Place and the Silk Shop at the Silk Museum are the places to go for individually hand-crafted gifts for all occasions.
Choose from silverware, jewellery, silk scarves, industrial chic, homeware, crochet pieces, cards, felt animals, baby wear and much much more.
Shop locally, shop uniquely. Shop at the Silk Museum.
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A 1940s' at Paradise MiIl, Park Lane
Step back in time to the 1940’s as we’ve decorated the Mill as it would have been for VE Day. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the ’40s, complete with decorations, music and a tour from one of our expert guides.
For more information or to book a group onto one of our guided tours at 11.45am, 1pm & 2.15pm (£5 per person), call 01625 612045 or email [email protected]
Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman
Between Floors Gallery, The Silk Museum, 11 December 2017 onwards
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) was Britain’s foremost 20th-century wildlife artist, renowned for his decorative watercolours of birds.
Born in Langley, Macclesfield, he lived and worked on the family farm until he was 19 years old. He studied at the Macclesfield School of Art (the building which now houses The Silk Museum on Park Lane) before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.
This exhibition explores both his well-observed images of rural Macclesfield in the early 20th century and his later commercial successes – most notably his illustrations for Henry Williamson’s 1932 edition of Tarka the Otter.
Tunnicliffe’s wife Winifred – whom he met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art – was also an artist, and you can see an example of one of her carved bookcases and a ceramic polar bear at the top of the stairs.