Learn more about Victorian crafts at Midlands Christmas event

Learn more about Victorian crafts at Midlands Christmas event

People living in the Midlands will be able to learn about the crafts that Victorian people enjoyed at Christmas soon, thanks to a special event at the Framework Knitters Museum in Nottingham.

On December 14th between 11:00 and 17:00 GMT, the attraction will open its doors for its annual festive event for all the family.

The Ruddington Community Choir will be on hand to sing carols, while a traditional barrel organ player is also set to showcase his talents.

However, one of the highlights for craft enthusiasts is sure to be the opportunity to take children to make and decorate their own knitted Christmas sack, something that could result in a lifelong love of the hobby.

For adults, framework knitting and spinning demonstrations will be taking place, while visitors are also welcome to try their hand on the contemporary circular knitting machines.

Father Christmas and roasted chestnut and hot crumpet stalls provide the perfect finishing touch to a fun and festive day out.

Manager of the museum Paul Baker said: "This will be our biggest Christmas event yet, with a variety of activities and entertainment through the day. The museum's Victorian buildings offer an ideal setting and our volunteers will be in period dress to make the experience more authentic."

For anyone not lucky enough to live near to Nottingham, why not get into the spirit anyway by using colourful yarns to knit a Christmas stocking for yourself or a loved one? There's still time and it will be lovely to have something handmade hanging over the fireplace this year.

And if you really get into the swing of it, you could also try using Rowan's Little Festive Knits - Online Collection of patterns to knit some Christmassy decorations for the table too. The bauble covers and wreaths detailed inside the book are sure to go down a storm at your family gatherings.

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