Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Sewing in the Sixties! Saturday 15th June

Join Costume Historian & Dressmaker Meridith Towne as she delves into her 1960s sewing box and delights in a home dressmaking journey through the decade.

Rediscover the wonders of bri-nylon, crimplene and Simplicity patterns. With a whole wardrobe of original home made garments to see from Cindy dolls fashion to beach wear you will wish you were still sewing in the sixties!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 15th June at 2pm. Followed by tea, coffee and delicious cake.

LOCATION

The Whitaker Room, The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT.

TICKET PURCHASE

Tickets are £8 per person or £6 per person for Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.

Tickets on Sale at the Silk Museum Shop on Park Lane or call the Bookings Department on 01625 612045 and order your tickets over the phone and collect on the day.

 

With grateful thanks to the Friends of Macclesfield Silk Heritage for organising this event.

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 15th June

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 15th June

Introduction into Hand Weaving workshop is a perfect place to start if you’re a weaving novice or want a refresher course of the basics.
Learn how to set up a frame loom and accomplish different woven techniques – try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of different textural & colourful yarns to create a beautiful piece of handwoven cloth.
Turn these into a small wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving! Whether you produce a traditional or contemporary design, you will take your home your very own handwoven fabric.

Kirsty will be on hand to answer questions for all your weaving needs and with 10 years’ experience in the field, her expertise really brings her workshops to life!

What better place to learn to weave than the Silk Museum, in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere to get together and learn about the fabulous craft of weaving.
All yarns are provided, but if you have some at home that you’ve been saving for that special project, please bring them along!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 15th June 12:30 -3:30pm

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£40 per person and only 7 places available!

Contact Kirsty at [email protected], 07540063239 or call the Silk Museum on 01625 612045

Needle Felt Bear Workshop Saturday 25th May

Needle Felt Bear Workshop Saturday 25th May

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt a Bear from carded wool, and will learn about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft, which is also a little addictive.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 25th May 10am – 4pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £45 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected]

Due to the sharp needles used, this activity is suitable for over 16’s only

Needle Felt Mouse in Bucket Workshop Saturday 22nd June

Needle Felt Mouse in Bucket Workshop Saturday 22nd June

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.
You will discover how to needle felt an incredibly cute Mouse peeping out of a little metal bucket – using carded wool and learning about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This is a fun and therapeutic craft, which is also a little addictive.

The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting… which you will definitely want to.

Cake and Tea/Coffee provided, but you will need to bring a light lunch.

DATE & TIME

Saturday 22nd June 10am – 4pm

LOCATION

Makers’ Place, Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

The cost is £45 and payment in full will secure your place (payments will only be refunded if attendee’s can provide 2 weeks notice, an alternative date may be offered if space allows)

To book a place please email: [email protected]

Due to the sharp needles used, this activity is suitable for over 16’s only

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 10th August

Introduction into Hand Weaving Workshop Saturday 10th August

Introduction into Hand Weaving workshop is a perfect place to start if you’re a weaving novice or want a refresher course of the basics.
Learn how to set up a frame loom and accomplish different woven techniques – try these patterns out for yourself, weaving with a variety of different textural & colourful yarns to create a beautiful piece of handwoven cloth.
Turn these into a small wall hanging, a table piece for your home, or just keep as a fabulous bit of weaving! Whether you produce a traditional or contemporary design, you will take your home your very own handwoven fabric.

Kirsty will be on hand to answer questions for all your weaving needs and with 10 years’ experience in the field, her expertise really brings her workshops to life!

What better place to learn to weave than the Silk Museum, in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere to get together and learn about the fabulous craft of weaving.
All yarns are provided, but if you have some at home that you’ve been saving for that special project, please bring them along!

DATE & TIME

Saturday 10th August 12:30 -3:30pm

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

£40 per person and only 7 places available!

Contact Kirsty at [email protected], 07540063239 or call the Silk Museum on 01625 612045

Whisper of Moths Exhibition Monday 13th May - 16th June

Whisper of Moths Exhibition Monday 13th May - 16th June

Whisper of Moths is an installation of 500 recycled plastic moths, made by the schoolchildren of Macclesfield in conjunction with the Print Mill and I.D.S.T.

It uses sensors, light and sound to create an immersive experience.

First installed during Chinese New Year highlighting and exploring Macclesfield’s connection to China via the Silk Road. It will now be shown, alongside works in all media, in the Print Mill Gallery.

DATE & TIME

13th May to the 16th of June open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday. Also open on Treacle Market Sunday 26th May.

LOCATION

The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT.

PRICE AND BOOKING

Free, no need to book.

The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The Art Society at the Silk Museum

The exhibition looks at the work of a fantastic group of volunteers from the Arts Society and their help in rediscovering a collection of Point Paper Designs.

We have recently rediscovered a collection of point paper designs, used by local mills in the textile manufacturing process. These objects had not been touched in decades.

The Art Society are helping with: documenting, condition checking and photographing these wonderful objects, bringing life back into this collection once again.

Through this display you will explore the wonderful work of the Art Society at the Silk Museum and discover a selection of the point paper designs, chosen by the volunteers. This is the first time these objects have ever been displayed.

DATE & TIME

From now until the end of August 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

Pop Up Youth Gallery 'Isolation Nation'

Pop Up Youth Gallery 'Isolation Nation'

On display at the Silk Museum – A partnership project of skill sharing where Project Inc worked on a collaboration with Macclesfield College.

Students explored the therapeutic process of felt making and stitching influenced by the theme ‘Mental Health’.

The young people were asked to think of a word reflecting thoughts and feeling around mental health.

In addition, students were also introduced to a non-toxic copper sulphate printing technique.

DATE & TIME

Monday 7th May onwards

LOCATION

Silk Museum Park Lane SK11 6TJ

PRICE & BOOKING

Free event, no need to book

Cinemac Listings

Cinemac Listings

The Latest film releases at Cinemac.

LOCATION
The Old Sunday School, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT.

PRICES & TICKETS

Visit their website cinemac.org.uk