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Weekly Edition - Published  13 October 2016


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Calling all craft lovers!

NOW that autumn is upon us and the evenings are going longer, it's a great opportunity to try out new crafts and hobbies or to re-ignite an existing interest. Port Sunlight Village Trust are excited to be hosting a series of artist led craft workshops for adults in the atmospheric setting of Bridge Cottage, the home of William H Lever, the village founder.

The 1st of the series will held be on Sunday, 16 October 2016, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm with Gina Couch, who will be running a crochet workshop. Gina is an experienced crochet teacher and this workshop is ideal for a complete beginner or someone who would like to refresh their crochet skills. The workshop will include basic techniques such as how to hold the hook and yarn and how to make basic crochet stitches, which will be used to create a decorative coaster. An ideal starting point for anyone interested in taking up this relaxing craft or keen to move their skill on to new crochet patterns and designs.

Port Sunlight Village Trust's November workshop will be hosted by Rachel Brewster of Little Vintage Photography, on Thursday, 17 November 2016, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. 'Intro to Analogue' is a chance to re-visit a forgotten craft and join Rachel on a mini photowalk in Port Sunlight. Working in pairs and using a selection of traditional analogue cameras and processes, participants will shoot a roll of black and white film and hand develop the negatives to take home.

If you'd like to buy an unusual gift for Christmas, the Port Sunlight Village Trust are running 2 workshops at the start of 2017 which would fit the bill perfectly. On Thursday, 26 January 2016, they will be offering the chance to join artist Juliet Staines to create a beautiful miniature textile, stitch and collage piece of artwork. Our final workshop in this series will be led by Claire Bates, of Landbaby and Co, a talented artist and Port Sunlight resident, on Saturday, 25 February 2016, join Claire to create vintage inspired accessories, which will be an eye catching addition to any outfit.

All our workshops run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm at Bridge Cottage (23 Park Road, Port Sunlight, CH62 4US) and include tea or coffee and locally hand baked cake. All the equipment and materials are provided and you can take home your artwork at the end of the workshop. These workshops would be lovely for a group of friends or as a perfect gift for a crafty friend. Workshops cost £30 per person to attend. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. Contact Port Sunlight Museum Gift Shop on:- 0151 644 6466 or send them an email.


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