Craft and Skills Day
Sunday 6th September 2015
11.00am – 3.30pm
Come along to Craft and Skills Day at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and join us for the launch of the the UFTM's 2015/16 Creative Arts & Crafts programme. Set in the authentic early 1900s Ballycultra town visitors will be able to view the finished pieces made in the adult classes and chat to the tutors about the processes involved. The range of classes available include felt making, chalk art, gold work, natural dyeing, knife making, willow work, hearth baking, blacksmithing and paper making amongst others.
Some of the classes are held in the Museum’s exhibit buildings so visitors can visit the Forge, the Basket Shed, the Spade Mill and Weaver’s house to watch the Museum’s experienced staff making their pieces using traditional methods.
This year, the Museum is inviting local artists such as Iris Belshaw, James Adair, Robert Kernohan, Clive Lyttle and Helen Harty amongst others to demonstrate their skills in master saddlery, silver-smithing, wood turning, glass work, leather work, ceramics and furniture making. You will be able to see how the artists design and create their bespoke pieces some of which will be available to purchase.
The six Northern Ireland Guilds will be attending the event displaying their work in lace-making, spinning, embroidery, beadwork, machine knitting and patchwork. These pieces will be available for sale in the Craft Marketplace.
UFTM is offering visitors Free Entry on the day and priority booking for the classes during the event. You will find a voucher at the back of the Creative Arts & Crafts Booklet which should be handed in to staff on the day.
Booklet and admission voucher are available to download