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Bookfest: a day of family crafts workshops

Family workshops featuring historical craft techniques with an environmentally conscious twist
March 11 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Date:
March 11
Time:
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Venue

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Children learning how to make paper

The MERL and Special Collections have a huge selection of books, archives and art works that are all created from naturally occurring or recycled materials. These include paper, parchment and plant dyes and colours. Over time, people reused library and archive components to create new objects, and these may still be seen in the books we have in our collections today.

Following on from World Book Day and leading into British Science Week, join us for a selection of workshops where you can try paper-making, iron gall ink making and book binding!

Inky Fingers: making and using iron gall ink, writing with a quill

10.30-11.30am
Booking required
£1.50 per participating child (please pay on arrival)
Suitable for families with children aged 7+

Pulp Fact: the making of paper; includes foraging and fibre collection to create small paper sheets

12.00-1.00pm
Booking required
£1.50 per participating child (please pay on arrival)
Suitable for families with children aged 3+

Bookmakers: Create your own simply notebook from recycled materials

2.00-3.00pm
Drop-in
Free
Suitable for all

All children must be accompanied and assisted by an adult.