Cancelled: Weaving History

In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be closed until further notice. Sunderland City Council have taken this decision in the best interests of our audiences, visitors and participants.

The city council will review the situation on a weekly basis and further updates will be posted on our social media and website channels.

Anyone who has pre-booked for activity or events between 19 March and 31 May will be contacted directly.

For those who have activity booked after 31 May we are reviewing the situation on a weekly basis and will contact you nearer the time.

Event information:

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.