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National Wool Museum What’s On Spring Guide March-June 2013

Exhibitions Events Workshops 0300 111 2333

Exhibitions Kaffe Fassett Knitwear Exhibition Fri 8 March-Sat 2 November

Trails & Walks The Woolly Tale Fri March 1–Nov 2015

Discover exquisite knitwear by the internationally renowned Kaffe Fassett. His patchwork quilts will also be on display at the Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter (

A fun and educational trail helping families to follow the process from fleece to fabric.

Guided Tours Village Trail Self-guided walk around the village of Dre-fach Felindre highlighting facts about the woollen industry.

Art Cart Easter Art Cart Fri 29 March-Mon 15 April Creative activities for children to celebrate Easter.

Sheepdog Trials Exhibition

Julia Griffiths Jones

Tues 30 April-Sat 1 June


The late Gwilym Jones of Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, was a winner at many sheepdog trials. Discover his trophies and memorabilia, on loan from his family.

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


Half Term Art Cart Sat 25 May-Sat 1 June Lots of fun craft activities for children.

For more details on all events visit or call 0300 111 2333

Regular Groups


Mid Teifi Arts Rugmakers

St David’s Family Fun Day

Fortnightly Saturdays, 2pm

Sat 2 March, 10am-3pm

The Knitting Club

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

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2pm

Eco Fair Carmarthen Spinners & Ceredigion Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

Sat 23 March, 10am-3pm The Eco Fair will have stalls offering all kinds of green and ethical products and services, plus Seed Swap opportunity.

Fortnightly Wednesdays, 10.30am-3pm

Craft Fair Sat 11 May, 10am-3pm

Please contact the Museum for more information on all the above and to check dates.

The best in local arts, crafts and textiles.

Workshops Come and Sing Sat 2 March, 6 April & 4 May, 10am-12noon

Up-Cycled Sewing Workshops with Carys Hedd

Learn Welsh through song.

Fri 8, 15 & 22 March, 10am-4pm Make a hat and cushion and re-make jumpers, cardigans, skirts and trousers. Run over 3 sessions. £30/£25 conc. per session. Book all 3 sessions for £75/£65 conc. Booking essential via



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Beginners Spinning Day and/or Long Draw Spinning Day with Alice Evans Sat 9 March, 10am-4pm An introduction to fleece types, preparation, spinning and plying. £25 per person. Booking essential: call 01559 384304 or

Adults & Young People

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Hands On


Sat 16 March, 1.30pm Celebrate the modern resurgence in oilcloth by making wash-bags, purses or an i-pad case. £5 per person. Booking essential.

Beginner's Crochet with Kasturi Tusler Sat 16 March, 20 April, 18 May & 15 June, 10.30am-12.30pm If you are completely new to crochet or just need a refresher then come along! £4 per session. Booking essential: call 01239 842018.

Natural Dyeing Workshop: Madder and More

Making a Woolly Sheep and Rug-Making Techniques

Make and Mend: Storage Boxes and Hangers Sat 18 May, 1.30pm

Sat 13 April, 11am-4.30pm Learn three unusual techniques for woollen fleece: needle felting, hooking and locker hooking. £30 per person. Booking essential: call 01974 282530 or email sue@

Make and Mend: Pin Boards and Pin Cushions Sat 20 April, 1.30pm Create a pin-board using vintage fabric and a pincushion using a tea cup. £5 per person. Booking essential.

Create storage boxes from vintage wallpaper and padded wooden hangers to be proud of. £5 per person. Booking essential.

Frame Basketry Sat 25 May, 10am-4pm Create beautiful shapes and textures from local woods and hedgerows. £28 per person. Booking essential: call 07964 530436 or email

Make & Mend: Gift Boxes, Bows, Bags and Tags Sat 15 June, 1.30pm Combine old newspapers, books, maps and wallpaper with paper folding and printing techniques to create beautiful gift packaging. £5 per person. Booking essential.

Sun 7 April, 10.30am-4pm Learn how to dye wool with natural dyes. £30 per person. Booking essential: call 01239 614023.

Willowcraft Sat 22 June, 10am-4pm

Find out more about all of these events and sign up for our e-newsletter at Open: October-March: 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday, April-September: 10am-5pm, daily. Details correct at time of printing. Please check before making a special journey.




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An introduction to working with willow. £28 per person. Booking essential: call 07964 530436 or email

Adults & Young People

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Hands On

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Make and Mend: Oilcloth Crafts

National Wool Museum - What's On Spring Guide 2013