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About the event

Join the Ulster Folk Museum’s textile curator, Valerie Wilson, for this one day practical sewing workshop. With Valerie’s guidance you will create a bag using linen fabric and decorative trims.

Inspired by original textiles in the collection at the Ulster Folk Museum, this workshop will focus on creative ways to use small amounts of fabric, and recycling remnants to make bags for every day, sustainable use. Cut down on the use of plastic bags, recycle fabrics and enjoy exercising your ‘maker’ muscles in good company and a unique setting.

This workshop will involve both hand and machine stitching – basic sewing skills would be an advantage but not a requirement.

  • All patterns, fabric and equipment will be provided.
  • Lunch is not included but feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy at one of our many outdoor benches, or alternatively the Ballycultra Tearoom will be open.

Where is it taking place?

153 Bangor Road

When is it taking place?

Saturday 26th August from 10am-4pm.


Who is this suitable for?

Age 16 and over

Price and do you need to book?

£25, booking is required

Book your ticket here.

Contact details

T: 0044 28 9042 8428






Additional information:

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Valerie Wilson

Starts: Sat 26 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Sat 26 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £25