On Wednesday Feb 23 from 10am-4pm we are holding a fun sewing day – a community workshop to create a set of around 30 replica robes, which will be used for educational workshops and fun events during our 1,350th anniversary celebrations.
The sewing day is for anyone who can help cut out fabric or can come with their own sewing machine – ready to sew! A simple pattern and fabric will be provided but please bring sewing scissors. We will be making monks robes in three sizes, which will be used for the first time on April 29 and 30 – during our Festival Weekend.
Our mini Medieval monks will have the chance to explore how, why and when the Anglo-Saxon crypt was made – using replica cranes and big building blocks to construct it as well as exploring the (sometimes rather gross) methods used to produce medieval manuscripts, including the beautiful 13th century Ripon Bible. There’ll be craft activities including calligraphy, relic making and the creation of wax seals. More details of this to follow!