Knit your own Christmas

We’re hosting our first “Knit your own Christmas” event across four dates in late November (see below). Come along to hire out one of the museum’s antique knitting machine to create your very own festive gifts.

For a £15 entry fee, you’ll be given unlimited wool to make up to 15 substantial gifts including scarves, wreaths, hats and toys. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available, too.

No experience is needed and there’ll be plenty of ideas and demonstrations from the museum’s expert knitters to help you make some lovely homemade gifts.

Pictured to the right are some of the results after just one workshop; these were finished off at home by a maker who doesn’t know how to knit and can hardly sew on a button – it really is that easy!

To book your place, please email or call the museum on 0115 984 614. Small groups are welcome.

Dates are times are:

  • Saturday 23rd November, 9:30-11:30am / 1-3pm
  • Wednesday 27th November, 9:30-11:30am / 1-3pm
  • Thursday 28th November, 9:30-11:30am / 1-3pm / 6-8pm
  • Friday 29th November, 9:30-11:30am / 1-3pm

With thanks to Sarah Godfrey.