Make yourself ‘Styalish’

Quarry Bank is gearing up to once more open our doors 7 days a week when the National trust begins its ‘summer season’ this Saturday. Here at Quarry Bank, this first week of the new season will see us welcome lots of families to our half-term activities.

From Mon 17- Fri 21, 12-4pm, kids can drop into our family activity area and have a go at our “Become a ‘Styalist'” activity, were they can make their own cut-out doll inspired by our Style at Styal exhibition. There will be four different outfits to choose from; Greg girl or Greg boy, or working girl and working boy. I’ve had a go myself at making them this morning (all in the name of quality control of course…) and they really are very sweet. Children can get creative and add their own designs and patterns to the clothes. The event is free but you’ll need to pay admission to the Mill (free if you’re a member).

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On Wednesday 19 kids can learn how to finger knit at one of our workshops which will be running at 12.30pm, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm. The workshops are being led by Judy who is part of our Hand Spinning and Weaving team, and will be teaching children how to knit their own scarf, perfect to keep them warm during this cold snap! To book onto the workshop (£3 per child) head to our website and book your space online: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/quarry-bank/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Don’t forget that if by some miracle we are hit with sunny weather there are lots of beautiful walks around Styal estate!

Laura

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