We hope you will be inspired by our latest workshop programme
To book a workshop, please visit Ticket Source
Please note that the workshops are subject to change. In the event of a cancelled workshop, we aim to inform you 2 days before the starts date of a workshop and you will receive a full refund.
If you need to cancel a workshop, refunds will only be given if you give us at least one week’s notice before the start of the workshop. If you give us less than one week’s notice, no refund will be given.
Hand loom weaving for beginners
Sunday 9th April, 10am- 3pm
Cost: £40 (£35 Friends of Trowbridge Museum)
Tutor: Hanne Dahl
If you would like to find out more about hand weaving, or are thinking taking up weaving as a craft, this taster day is well suited to you. We will be examining how to weave simple patterns and you will come away with a good basic knowledge of weaving, which looms exist and would fit your needs, your own book with samples and weave recipes. The designs we will be exploring are based on the historical textiles found in the museum collection. The session is suitable for complete beginners or people with only a basic knowledge of weaving. The price includes all materials and refreshments.
Macramé Plant Hanger
Saturday 13th May, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Tutor: Jen Walsh
Workshops are a fun way of learning a new skill in a friendly and encouraging environment, meeting new people and having something you have made to take home with you. In this class you will learn the basic knotting techniques of macramé and make your own plant pot hanger from start to finish. All materials are provided including a pot and plant! Aimed at beginners.
Thursday 4th May, 5:30pm- 8:30pm
Saturday 6th May, 10.30am-2.30pm
Cost: £12 (£10 for Friends of Trowbridge Museum)
Tutor: David Birks
Using a variety of techniques such as mark-making, layering and tracing as well as using textural objects such as leaves, fabric, even coins, mono-printing is a simple and accessible printmaking method offering the scope to produce subtle, complex and beautiful artworks. The session is a great introduction to print making, perfect for budding artists and those with a little bit of print making experience.
If you are booked on an evening’s workshop, please use the upper level of ASDA car park.
Enjoyable Jewellery (3 week course)
Wednesday 7th, 14th and 21st June, 1- 3pm
Saturday 3rd, 10th and 17th June, 11am- 1pm
Cost: £25 for the course (3 sessions) (£23 for Friends of Trowbridge Museum)
Tutor: Nikki Ritson
In this three week course you will learn the basics of needle felting and wet felting and create some stylish jewellery. Both techniques are fairly simple, needle felting uses a barded needle and a pricking motion whilst in wet felting you rub and agitate layers of fleece to create a dense mat. The resulting felt pieces can be turned into colourful brooches, drop earrings and necklaces. This is a relaxed and enjoyable workshop and the price includes all the materials and refreshments.
Town Hall Talks with David Birks; £5 per talk
The Town Hall, Market Street, Trowbridge, BA14 8EQ
Thursday 16th February: A Potted History of Trowbridge- 7:30pm
Thursday 6th April: 1000 Years of Warp and Weft- 7:30pm
Thursday 22nd June: From Civic Centre to Arts Centre- Trowbridge Town Hall- 7:30pm