Wonder Wednesdays: Patterned Planet

Book for Teakisi workshop

For the fourth week of the summer holidays we are exploring our world through patterns and fabric.

Patterned fabric

Dates

Wednesday 17 August

Visitor information

Times

11am - 3pm.


Price

Free entry. 

Booking required for the Teakisi textile workshop.

Other activities are drop in.

About

Make and Take

For the fourth week of the summer holidays we are exploring our world through patterns and fabric. There will be a drop in craft to decorate the whole floor of a room with patterns from different cultures around the world. Will you choose a bright bold geometric pattern inspired by traditional fabrics from Africa or perhaps a blossom pattern inspired by traditional Japanese fabrics. The colourful combinations will come together a beautiful masterpiece that takes inspiration from all over the world. 


We also have a very special activity that has limited spaces, pre-booking is essential for this. Working with our friends at Teakisi you will be guided by a textile Artist to decorate a canvas bag inspired by patterns from African cultures. This workshop will allow you to let your creativity loose using threads, beads, patterns and decoration. Once you have completed your bag you will be the most sustainable shopper on the high street! Suitable for ages 11 and over, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to book for the Teakisi textile workshop.

Tales and Trails

If you can't travel abroad this summer, why not have a go at our world trail around the museum from Greece to Egypt and even back in time there will be things to discover across all the continents.


Ways to Play

Make your Ways to Play adventure a great value day out by travelling to our venues by the Metro, Ferry or Bus.  

Up to three children aged 11 and under can travel for free on the Metro and the Shields Ferry with a fare-paying adult. Metro is the convenient, fast and frequent way to get to your favourite attractions and now it’s even more affordable.

Up to three kids aged 11 and under can travel for free on bus services operated by Arriva North East, Go North East or Stagecoach this summer.

Ways to Play is sponsored by Tyne and Wear Metro.


Image by Jonathan Dresner CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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