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National Wool Museum

April – September 2014

Exhibitions Workshops Family Fun Talks & Tours

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National Wool Museum

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

The Knitting Club

Join the group to knit, exchange patterns and ideas. All abilities welcome. Every second Wednesday of the month 10.30am – 3pm

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

Mid Teifi Arts Rugmakers

Watch the group demonstrating their skills.

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Exhibitions Tues 1 – Wed 30 April

A Celebration of Traditional Welsh Quilting

Traditional quilter DeAnne Hartwell-Jones has been making quilts since she was a teenager. They are all stitched by hand and many of her designs are inspired by the landscapes of West Wales where she lives. Free.

Tues 1 July – Sat 29 November

A Dark Cloud Over the Woollen Industry

Looking at the effects of the First World War and its aftermath on the woollen industry of Wales. Free.

National Wool Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Guided Tours

The Woolly Tale

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

A fun trail following the woollen process from fleece to fabric. Free.

The Artist’s Trail Follow the trail of work by Julia Griffiths Jones dotted around the museum. Free.

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

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Daily trails & tours

A museum with working machinery and craftspeople to guide you through the whole process of turning fleece into fabric. Opening times April – September: 10am – 5pm, daily. October – March: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Saturday. 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, 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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Events

Fri 1-Sat 2 August 12 – 3pm

Three Cool Things to Make with a… Rubber Band

12 – 28 April, 24 – 31 May, 19 July – 31 August

Art Cart

Seasonal creative activities for children, during local school half-term and summer holidays. Free.

Stretch it, bend it, flick it! Make catapult planes and a kazoo! Free.

Fri 5 April & Sat 3 May 1.30 – 3.30pm

Fri 15 – Sat 16 August 12 – 3pm

Dewch i Ganu

Singing sessions for Welsh learners, organised by Swansea University. For details, call 01792 295766. Sat 5 April, 2pm

DeAnne HartwellJones talks Quilts Guided tour by DeAnne Hartwell-Jones around her quilts. £5 per person. Please phone the Museum to book your place.

Three Cool Things to Make with a… Paper Clip Wed 30 April, 7pm

Poetry Reading and Talk Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch talks about her new booklet, Lime & Winter, a collection of poems written during her Leverhulme museum residency at the National Wool Museum in 2012. Free.

Sat 28 June, 10am – 3pm

Family Fun Day

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

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Bend it, coil it, clip it! Create a spinning helicopter and a magnetic fishing game. Free. Fri 29 – Sat 30 August 12 – 3pm

Three Cool Things to Make with a… Lolly Stick Novelty crafts from a plain lolly stick including a bookmark and a stick puppet. Free. Sat 20 September 10am – 3pm

Living the Good Life

Trade stalls, information and advice on living the good life. Free admission.

National Wool Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Workshops Sat 12 April, 10am – 4pm

Quilting Workshop with DeAnne Hartwell-Jones ‘Pinwheel’ patchwork piecing Welsh flannel over papers to create a pin-wheel design, often seen in the centre of medallion quilts. £30 per person including buffet lunch, flannel on sale. Call Museum to book.

Sat 19 April, 1 – 4pm

Willow Workshop Use simple weaving techniques to make a practical tray with handles. £15 per person. Booking essential: 07964 530436, jules@btinternet.com

Crochet for Beginners

Sat 26 April, 10am – 4pm

Quilting Workshop with DeAnne Hartwell-Jones Use stripy flannel to make a patchwork quilt. £30 per person including buffet lunch, flannel on sale. Call museum to book. Fri 18 April, 11am – 4.30pm

Introduction to Rag Rug Making

Learn the traditional techniques of hooking and prodding using recycled fabrics. All materials provided, tools on sale. £30 per person. Booking essential: 07582 973560, sue@ragartstudios.com Book on arrival Hands-on

Sat 19 April 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Upcycling

Make a flower-inspired craft in an hour – a handsewn corsage for adults or flowers with button centres for children. £2 per person. Drop-in.

For those who are completely new to crochet or just need a refresher. Learn the basic stitches, complete a project and get advice on reading a pattern. £4 per person. Booking essential: 01239 842018. Sat 17 May, 11am-4.30pm

Sun 11 May, 10am – 4pm

Rag Rugging Workshop

Create a range of colours from plants and dye samples on wool. £35 per person including materials. Booking essential: 01239 614023, sdmartin46@yahoo.co.uk

Make a flower garland using rag rug making techniques and recycled materials. £30 per person, materials provided, tools on sale. Booking essential: 07582973560, sue@ragartstudios.com

Natural Dyeing

Book in advance by e-mail

Demonstration

Saturdays 12 & 26 April, 10 & 24 May 7, 14 & 21 June 5 & 19 July 27 September 10.30am – 12.30pm

Book in advance by phone

Families

Tour. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

Adults

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Workshops Sat 14 June, 11am – 3pm

Poppy knitting, rag rugging and crochet workshop

Sat 12 July 12 – 1pm & 2 – 3pm

Fri 26 September 10am – 4pm

Add vintage charm to summer parties with bunting made in an hour. (Non-sew version available for small children.) £2 per person. Drop-in.

Use traditional basketry techniques to make a wall basket. £30 per person. Booking essential: 07964530436, jules87@btinternet.com

Thurs 17, 24 & 31 July 1 – 4pm

Sat 27 September 11am – 4.30pm

Make a basket using local and Somerset Willow. Suitable for beginners and improvers. £15 per session or all 3 for £40, plus materials. Booking essential: 07964530436, jules87@btinternet.com

Use fleece and yarn to make wall hangings, rugs and pictures. £30 per person, materials provided, tools on sale. Booking essential: 07582973560, sue@ragartstudios.com

Upcycling

Part of the Cymru’n Cofio – Wales Remembers programme at the National Wool Museum. Drop-in. Free.

Make a Traditional Willow Basket Sat 21 June, 1 – 4pm

Willow Workshop An introduction to working with willow, suitable for all ages and abilities. £15 per person. Booking essential: 07964530436, jules87@btinternet.com

Sat 26 July, 11am – 4.30pm

Fri 27 June, 11am – 4.30pm

Peg Loom Weaving

Use fleece or rags to make a cushion pad. £30 per person, materials provided, tools on sale. Booking essential: 07582973560, sue@ragartstudios.com Book on arrival Hands-on

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Making Hooked Rugs from Wool

28 September 10am – 4pm

Traditional Rag Rug Natural Dyeing Making Workshop Design a rug and make it from recycled materials. £30 per person, materials provided, tools on sale. Booking essential: 07582973560, sue@ragartstudios.com

Book in advance by e-mail

Demonstration

Willow Workshop

Book in advance by phone

Create a range of colours from plants and dye samples on wool. £35 per person including materials. Booking essential: 01239 614023, sdmartin46@yahoo.co.uk

Families

Tour. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

National Wool Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Adults


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