Fabric and fun at Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

1 June 2015

The popular 'Follow the Thread' weekend is set to return to Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, Rossendale.

This year's event will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June from 11am to 5pm and has been organised by the Friends of Helmshore Museum.

As well as different textile skills and artists being showcased, many exciting family- friendly activities will also be available including hands-on activities and textile demonstrations.

Louise Jacobsson, Lancashire County Council's manager at Helmshore Mills, said: "We're delighted to be hosting this weekend for the third time. It has proved to be very popular both for families and for anyone wanting to find out about textile arts and crafts, including dyeing, embroidery, felting and spinning.

"The success of the last event proves the current popularity of textiles, both as art and a craft.

"I'm sure that it will be just as popular this year and everyone should have a great day out."

Although the event is free to attend, admission to Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is £4 for adults and £3 for concessions. Accompanied children go free.

Car parking is free and Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is fully accessible for disabled visitors, including people with guide dogs.

For more information about the event please telephone 01706 226459 or email [email protected].

More information about Helmshore Mills Textile Museum and other Lancashire County Council museums is available at www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum is run by Lancashire County Council's museum service.

The Friends of Helmshore Museum aim to promote, support, assist and to generally further the purpose of Helmshore Mills Textile Museum by voluntary action and fundraising activities.


For further information please contact: Julie Dobson on 01772 536616

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