FREE WORKSHOP: Learn a new skill and play a part in a Saltaire Arts Trail commission at Salts Mill.

*These workshops are now fully booked. However, we are keeping a waiting list for some possible future workshops in March/April. To be added to the waiting list, please email Peter at*

Artist Claire Tindale, with Saltaire Arts Trail, is developing a commission for the new roof space in Salts Mill.

She is creating a ‘model village’ of hundreds of needle-felted houses with the aim of reflecting the homes built in the early development of Saltaire, using natural wool from British breeds of sheep. The large-scale installation references the history of Saltaire and the woollen textile industry. But in order to create the hundreds of houses, Claire needs your help!

Claire will be leading two workshops for local residents to learn how to needle-felt and create a house for the installation. We are keen to recruit volunteers to make at least another 10 houses independently as this will help achieve the target. For every ten houses made, the maker will be able to take one home at the end of the exhibition.

claire tindalePlease email Peter at if you would like to take part and indicate if you are interested in making more than one house for the installation. Places are limited so please book early.

Workshop Details:
Sat 16 February 2019, 10am-1pm & Tues 19 February 2019, 10am-1pm
Workshops will take place in Saltaire Village. Venue details released upon booking. All materials and refreshments provided.

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