Weaving History

Wednesday 15 April / 11.00am, 1.00pm & 2.00pm

FREE but donations for materials welcome / Booking Essential

Recommended age: 4+

Learn the skills to make your own weaving to take home.

Lubaina Himid’s work, Cotton.com (2002), uses painted patterns influenced by textiles to imagine a conversation between Manchester cotton mill workers and slaves labouring on American plantations. Explore the artwork and why it was made, and the history of cotton through the Museum’s handling collection.

The event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.