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Spoons - A Stirring Tale! 

A project to encourage WI makers of all abilities to attend workshops being held at Salisbury Museum to knit or stitch spoons!  After the spoons have been created they will then be sent to a ceramic artist who will dip your creation in porcelain and fire them to become a very different type of spoon entirely.  You will be invited to return to see your knitted or stitched piece on display at the museum.
Exclusively for members of the WI.  Salisbury Museum is hosting a series of three workshops in collaboration with the NFWI Craft Committee.  The idea of these workshops is to encourage WI members to knit and stitch in response to the collection of spoons found throughout the museum.  Salisbury based textile artist Suzie Gutteridge will attend each workshop to support and encourage members.
All pieces made, finished or unfinished will then be sent to ceramic artist Julie Miles to be dipped in porcelain and once fired, will be exhibited in a small exhibition at The Salisbury Museum in Spring 2017 (date to be announced)
There are three dates:
Wednesday 12th October 2016
10am - 12.30pm
Wednesday 12th October 2016
2pm - 4.30pm
Saturday 15th October 2016
2pm - 4.30pm
Each ticket is £5 and includes all materials to create a knitted and/or stitched spoon (members will be able to keep these materials should they wish to) plus refreshments.
How to book
To book a ticket you will need to ring Salisbury Museum and request which workshop you would like to attend, payment over the phone will then be taken.
Salisbury Museum's phone is 01722 332151
Please state which event it is you wish to attend as there are three workshops being held.
For further information on the museum please to go to their website www.salisburymuseum.org.uk
If you wish to take part but cannot attend the workshops look out for further information on the Moodle on how you can still knit/stitch a spoon and send it into the project.
For further information on the project please contact Clare Spender,  NFWI Craft Adviser on 01865 391788 Ext 272 or email c.spender@nfiw-unit.org.uk - please note that you cannot book a ticket through our Craft Adviser, only by phoning the museum.

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