Kilgrimol Crafts – Heritage crafts in the heart of Blackpool

Kilgrimol Crafts – Heritage crafts in the heart of Blackpool

Kilgrimol Crafts - Heritage crafts in the heart of Blackpool


28 February 2024    
6:30pm - 8:30pm


Aunty Social
28 Topping St, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 3AQ

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Come and join our resident local Living History enthusiast and guest experts as they bring to life crafts from the Northwest’s Heritage, demonstrating the slowly vanishing skills that went into producing our clothing using natural materials.

In the spirit of The Red List of Endangered Crafts by Heritage Crafts we shall be shining a light on some of the heritage craft practices that are in danger of vanishing in the Northwest.By introducing or welcoming back an old friend we hope to inspire the community to think about these crafts and how much they mean for creativity and wellbeing.
Over Autumn and Winter we will take an adventure spanning 10 sessions.

Crafts include

  • Drop Spindle and Nalbinding
  • Bast Fibers- The Humble Nettle
  • Natural Dyes
  • Tablet Weave and mini looms
  • Wet Felting
  • Leatherworking
  • Coiled Straw Basket Making
  • Straw Hat Plaiting
  • Making your own Pigments
  • Block Printing

About the sessions
Sessions will be led by our local Living History enthusiast Heather (They/She) or by a visiting artist.

What we’re making

6:30pm-8:30pm, Weds 28 February
Introduction to Heritage Crafts Block Printing Endangered craft
Well we enjoyed making the pigments, let’s now make some art to celebrate the final Heritage Craft Session and look back on this wonderful introduction, what other skills will you be discovering next?



We’ll supply

  • All materials and tuition
  • Hot/cold drinks and tasty snacks

Important physical access info: We’re in the process of having a lift installed. Work should be completed by late 2023. The sessions will take place in the downstairs workshop space. Spaces are limited so please book your spot early to avoid disappointment.

If you have additional access needs (e.g. large print, BSL interpreter, level access) please let us know by emailing (using the contact organiser button/link) or sending us an SMS text/WhatsApp message on 07957 602790.

These sessions are supported by Know Your Neighbourhood funding from Historic England.


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