The heritage skills of hand-spinning, loom weaving, felting, braiding and many other textile crafts will be demonstrated at The Folk and Costume Museum on Friday 10th April, using several different spinning wheels, spindles and looms including an inkle loom. There will be a tactile display of different wool samples and visitors can try their hand at a variety of skills.
We tell the story of Guernsey’s iconic knitted item, the guernsey, lovingly fashioned for Guernsey fishermen by kinfolk. Various features of the guernsey will be explained. Written information on the history of spinning and knitting in Guernsey will be provided, free to take away and read at your leisure.
To complement the story of the guernsey, visitors are invited to explore our Costume Exhibitions for 2020, which include a rare and handsome 100yr old guernsey. The Museum Shop stocks guernsey’s which can be purchased at a special price, on Friday 10th April
Free entry to the Museum
£3 Adult entry
£1 Child entry
includes entry to the Museum, payable at the gate