Jersey Museum and Art Gallery
Saturday 21 September - 10am to 4pm
Members of the Jersey Embroidery Guild will be working on their latest creations. Watch them at work and ask any questions you might have, or bring your own creation along to work on.
Sunday 22 September - 10am to 3pm
Join local artist and print maker Tim Le Breuilly from Luddite Press for an introduction to etching techniques and take home your first beautiful prints. Email email@example.com to book your space.
Jersey Apple Cider Quilt project workshops
28 September to 4 October - 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm
Take part in the Jersey Cider Apple Quilt community project by decorating four-inch squares of calico. An artist or craftsperson will be on hand to demonstrate and supervise techniques, such as fabric painting, embroidery or appliqué. Reference images and materials will be supplied. Decorated squares will eventually be stitched together to create a huge apple-themed quilt, which will be displayed at Hamptonne Country Life Museum. Suitable for all abilities.
Jersey Heritage Knitathon
14 to 19 October 11am to 3pm
Join Dutch artist Harald den Breejen and local knitters to create a new ‘Jersey’ jumper to represent the Island in modern times.
Originally a form of textile, the ‘Jersey’ became synonymous with jumpers worn by local fishermen. They featured an anchor on the breast and were usually dyed blue. Design details on the jumpers indicated a place of origin so that if a sailor was lost at sea their body could be sent back home. Harald has worked with local knitters to work out what symbols might represent and identify the Island today. Come and watch the knitters at work, discover more about Jersey jumpers, or join the knitting team!