The Ordsall Ball (of Wool)
Join us for a special afternoon to celebrate all things woolly.
Come and meet ‘Lucy the Tudor’ and find out the fascinating story of spinning, weaving and sewing in the age before sewing machines and electricity. Lucy will be demonstrating her skills in the glorious surroundings of the Great Chamber at Ordsall Hall, one of the rooms that dates back to the Medieval Age. Children and adults alike can have fun with “Knitting Nana” and learn how to make a pom-pom.
Browse and buy at our special ‘wool and yarn’ craft fair where a wide range of yarn goods made by crafters from all over the North West will be for sale – from knitted hats to crochet toys, jewellery and much more besides. The ideal place to pick up some Christmas gifts or something beautiful for yourself.
You will also be able to purchase yarn supplies – everything from knitting needles to yarn to patterns will be for sale from our local stallholders. All that you will need to get you creating wonderful objects from wool!
Any Yarn Goes, a Salford collective who raise funds for charity, and the Knitting and Crochet guild will be running knitting and crochet taster sessions. Have a go at lacemaking with the North West Lacemaking Guild, turn your hand to felt making and find out how to weave.
The event has been kindly supported by the Friends of Salford Museums.