THE fire In the Victorian kitchen was blazing last weekend as the volunteers who make up the Colne Valley Museum’s ‘Bread Team’ demonstrated their skills in making some delicious brown bread, using traditional methods.
If visitors have a little spare time and want to make a New Year’s resolution they could put it to good use as the museum team showed they offer a wide variety of volunteer activities.
As visitors to the museum last weekend could see for themselves, there really is something for everyone – even mini projects that can be done at home.
The Cliffe Ash, Golcar museum opened for the new season last Saturday and Sunday with an exciting new exhibition Wild About Wool! and the brown bread-making demonstration in the Victorian kitchen.
The Wild About Wool! exhibition has been created by the Slaithwaite Moonraker’s Festival project team, depicting woolcraft skills in an innovative way.
Gill Bond, project co-ordinator for Satellite Arts, said last weekend’s launch event had been incredibly popular.
“We had a really good launch of the Wild About Wool! – Knit One Purl One exhibition,” she said. “We’ve had lots of contributions from local people who gave us their old woollen heirlooms.
“Working with textile artist Rachel Ellis, people came to workshops and we made a Woolly Mill Sculpture, which was installed in the museum. We’ve also done some ‘Yarn Bombing’ – creating knitted bunting to advertise the exhibition.”
The Wild About Wool! exhibition, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will be showing for the next six weeks. The Museum opens on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 2 to 5pm.
Would-be Colne Valley Museum volunteers can contact Lesley Crawshaw on 01484 659762 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org