Craft, Create and Catch-Up

24mar1:00 pm1:00 pmCraft, Create and Catch-UpHeritage Skills Drop in

Event Details

Part of our Heritage Skills project, on Fridays is Craft, Create and Catch Up. Thanks to Heritage Lottery Players these sessions are free! This is your chance to learn more about the project, socialise and try out our table-top craft skills such as embroidery, leatherwork and calligraphy. These are open to everyone – you don’t have to be a volunteer!

It’s when volunteers get together to practice these skills and make items to help bring the village to life – and the clothing for volunteers to wear. This is the time to talk to our team about the project and what you can get involved in! Find out what the volunteers have learnt recently, try out some of the activities, work on what you started a previous week or swap skills to learn a new one. Staff are also on hand to help you sign up for sessions and access any of the online content.

Crafting goes on throughout but we also have the option to get involved in discussions about the project too.

  • 10 am – 11 am Have a tour around the village so we can explain the project in its context
  • 11 am -12 noon Find out about the history of a craft and how the Anglo-Saxons used it. Focused on offering more context to the crafts, this is just a chance to chat about a topic – it is not a lecture don’t worry! Previous topics have included how they got the Flax plant to become linen fabric, and how looms worked to weave on.
  • 12 noon – 1 pm Part of the group shifts their focus to Design Club. This is the chance for you to help shape the project by choosing which designs we use for wall painting, embroidery, costume making and more! For example, how do we combine different Anglo-Saxon patterns? How do we lay out furniture?

This session is also a brilliant time to ask if there’s a craft you’d love to learn as our team can research if it was used and talk about it the following week – along with seeing what we can try!

Craft, Create and Catch Up sessions will be 10 am – 1 pm every Friday. You don’t need to book, just drop in between those times.

PLEASE NOTE: Only this session is free, to access the farm, village and museum outside the session – a ticket is required for anyone who is not a volunteer. These are sold separately: Pay once for 2023.


Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, NE32 3DY



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