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National Wool Museum

What’s On October 2013 – March 2014

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Exhibitions Family fun Talks & Tours

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Exhibitions

Until Sat 9 November

Brunel’s Works in Wales Until Sat 2 November

Until Sat 9 November

Exquisite knitwear by the internationally renowned textile designer, Kaffe Fassett. An American born artist, he is best known for his colourful designs. This exhibition runs alongside an exhibition of his patchwork quilts at The Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter. www.welshquilts.com

An exhibition looking at the major rail, bridge and sea works built by the engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Wales. It concentrates on the ingenuity of Brunel in using engineering to overcome natural obstacles in transport systems.

Kaffe Fassett Brunel’s Works in Knitwear Exhibition Wales

Tues 12 November – Wed 15 January

Wales Colleges Competition Exhibition

and architecture students studying in Wales, on the theme of “Journeys”, inspired by the National Wool Museum, The Welsh Quilt Centre and Cardigan Castle. Sat 23 November – Sat 1 February

Fabulous Forty Exhibition

In 2012 the National Slate Museum, Llanberis, celebrated its fortieth birthday. This exhibition looks at why and how a working industrial site became a museum in 1972 and what’s happened since.

A display of the work submitted for a competition, open to art, design, craft

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Regular groups

Daily trails & tours

National Wool Museum

1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2pm – 4pm

Guided Tours

Let the story of wool, once the most important industry in Wales, weave its magic in this unique working museum in the Teifi Valley.

Carmarthen Spinners & Ceredigion Spinners, Weavers and Dyers All abilities welcome, bring your own materials. Fortnightly Saturdays 2pm

Mid Teifi Arts Rugmakers

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A self-guided walk around the village of Dre-fach Felindre highlighting interesting facts about the woollen industry.

The Woolly Tale A fun and educational trail helping families to follow the woollen process from fleece to fabric.

Julia Griffiths Jones

Watch the group demonstrating their skills.

Families

Village Trail

Hands-on

See the work of this Carmarthenshire artist and follow the Family Trail linked to her creations.

Demonstration

All events are free unless this symbol is shown

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Opening times October – March: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. April – September: 10am – 5pm, daily. For more details on our full events programme and to sign-up for our e-newsletter, visit www.museumwales.ac.uk National Wool Museum Dre-fach Felindre, Near Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire SA44 5UP Phone: (029) 2057 3070 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate) Details correct at time of printing. Please contact us before making a special journey.

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Monthly: every second Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 3pm

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Join the group to knit, exchange patterns and ideas. All abilities welcome.

Enhance your visit with a guided tour by our experienced craftspeople. Please contact the Museum for times and availability.

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The Knitting Club

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Events Sat 2 November 10am – 3pm

Model Railway and Vintage Craft Fair Featuring model railway layouts and vintage-style crafts.

Art cart: creative children’s activities Sat 26 October – Sat 2 November, 10am – 5pm (closed 27 – 28 October)

Sat 15 February 10am – 4.30pm

Heart Cart Half Term Activities to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Tues 3 – Tues 24 December 10am – 4.30pm (closed on the Sundays and Mondays)

Christmas Art Cart

Sat 22 February – Sat 1 March (closed 23 – 24 February)

Half Term Activities Sat 25 January 10am – 4.30pm

Heart Cart to Celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day

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Sat 30 November 10am – 3pm

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

No need to go any further for your Christmas shopping. Support local producers and buy country crafts, textile crafts, woodwork, soaps, candles, jams, Christmas puddings and more. Tues 17 December, 6.30pm

Carol Singing with Santa

Join in the carol singing and expect a visit from Santa.

Sat 1 March, 10am – 3pm

Family Fun Day

Games, activities and competitions for everyone. In conjunction with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr, Cered and TWF.

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Workshops Fri 11, Fri 18 & Fri 25 October, 1pm – 4pm

Make a Traditional Willow Basket Make a country-style basket using local and Somerset willow. There are three half-day sessions, at £15 per session or £40 for all three. Complete a small fruit basket in two sessions or a shopping basket/berry picker in three sessions. Suitable for beginners. Booking essential: call 07964 530436.

Sat 12 October Sat 16 November Sat 21 December Sat 11 & Sat 25 January Sat 8 & Sat 22 February Sat 8 & Sat 22 March 10.30am – 12.30pm

Crochet for Beginners

For those who are completely new to crochet, who need a refresher or simply need more help at reading patterns. Materials for small projects provided. £4 per person. Booking essential: call 01239 842018.

Sat 23 November 11am – 4.30pm

Rag Rugging Make a festive rag rug wreath which will last for years. For booking details, see 19 October. Sat 30 November 10am – 4pm

Long Draw Spinning

An introduction to long draw woollen spinning. £25 per person. Booking essential, call 01559 384304.

Sat 19 October 11am – 4.30pm

Fri 6 December, 1pm – 4pm

Make a woolly hat or scarf from an old jumper and decorate using rag rug techniques. £30 per person. Booking essential: call 01974 282530.

Making Winter Solstice and Celtic Christmas decorations including table decorations, hanging stars and chains. Suitable for beginners. £15 per person. Booking essential: call 07964 530436.

Festive Willow Workshop

Rag Rugging

Sat 9 November 10am – 4pm

Natural Dyeing

Sat 26 October, 10am – 4pm

Spinning Days for Beginners

An introduction to fleece types, preparation, spinning and plying. £25 per person. Booking essential: call 01559 384304. Book in advance by phone

Create an exciting range of colours from plants and learn how to prepare and dye samples on wool. £35 per person, including all materials. Booking essential: call 01239 614023.

Families

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Adults

Hands-on

Sat 14 December 11am – 4.30pm

Rag Rugging Small rag rug projects like flower brooches and other gifts and decorations. For booking details, see 19 October. 5

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Workshops Sat 14 December 11.30am – 2.30pm

Festive Up-cycling Make a festive decoration or your own gift wrap, boxes, bows, bags and tags out of old books, wallpaper, maps and music. £2 per person, for ages 6+. Call Museum to book your place. Sat 18 January 10am – 4pm

Spinning Days for Beginners

Sat 4 January 11am – 4.30pm

Rag Rugging Pegloom weaving with rags, creating a cushion-pad sized rug. For booking details, see 19 October. Sat 1 February

Use of Colour in Spinning

See 26 October for details.

Explore the use of colour in your spinning. £25 per person. Booking essential: call 01559 384304. Sat 15 February 11am – 4.30pm

Sat 15 March 11am – 4.30pm

Rag Rugging Make small mats and decorative panels with fabrics hooked through rug canvas and held in place with a locker thread. For booking details, see 19 October.

Rag Rugging Use fine hooking techniques to produce pictures and wall hangings using fabric and yarn. For booking details, see 19 October.

Book in advance by phone

Adults

Hands-on

All events are free unless this symbol is shown

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