Workshops & courses

Avoncroft Museum offers a range of creative and informative half-day and one-day workshops for adults, including heritage crafts and traditional skills, as well as talks and lectures about fascinating historical subjects.

Our current courses are detailed below:

Creative writing: The String of Horses Tuesday 6th November £15.00*
Blackwork in colour: make an embroidered Christmas card†† Thursday 15th November £45.00
Make a Christmas Wreath†† – evening Tuesday 27th November £22.00*
Make a Christmas Wreath†† – daytime Wednesday 28th November £22.00*
Make a Christmas Wreath†† – evening Thursday 29th November £22.00*

 

* Member discount applies †† Course run in an upstairs room with no lift access

Please email officemanager@avoncroft.org.uk for more details and to request a callback to book your place.

 

Creative writing: The String of Horses

Tuesday 6th November, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Tickets £15.00 (£10.00 for members)

Join our creative writing tutor who will guide you through some writing exercises before you work on your own piece inspired by one of the largest buildings at the Museum; The String of Horses has a very varied history and is currently home to our Edwardian Tea Room.

Book your place by calling the Museum Shop on 01527 889970.

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Blackwork in colour: make an embroidered Christmas card

Thursday 15th November, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Tickets £45.00 per person

Create a unique handmade Christmas card for someone special. Following our traditional Blackwork embroidery workshops earlier this year, we are running a special one for Christmas!

Using Blackwork techniques and special seasonal designs, our experienced tutor will show you how to create a beautiful Christmas card in coloured threads. This workshop is suitable for novices and those with more experience.
All materials and a light lunch from our Edwardian Tea Room are included.

Blackwork or Spanish Blackwork is a form of embroidery, especially popular during the late-15th and early-16th century, which uses a simple technique to form intricate and striking surface decoration on fabric.

Find out more or book your place by calling the Museum Shop on 01527 831363 or emailing officemanager@avoncroft.org.uk

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Make a Christmas Wreath

Tuesday 27th November 2018, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Wednesday 28th November 2018, 10.30am – 1.00pm
Thursday 29th November 2018, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Tickets £22.00 (£18.00 for members)

Our most popular seasonal course is back! Learn how to construct and decorate a Christmas wreath. The structure will last for years and can be redecorated each year to provide that personal touch to your own front-door decoration!

All materials and a hot drink and mince pie from our Edwardian Tea Room are included, but please do bring along any greenery (eg, holly, ivy, laurel etc) or other decorations (eg. pinecones, ribbon etc) you would like to incorporate in your wreath to personalise it.

A willow wreath, or kissing bough, is a traditional adornment for homes over the festive season. Steeped in history and cultural significance, these attractive items can welcome visitors to your door.

Find out more or book your place by calling the Museum Shop on 01527 831363 or emailing officemanager@avoncroft.org.uk

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