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Family workshop: Totally Tote Bags

Part of MERL Fashion Week
May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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May 20, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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Tote bags hanging up in the Sew What exhibition

As part of MERL Fashion Week, Join members of the engagement and collections teams from The MERL to learn about the history of sewing machines, the impact of fast fashion and a chance to then make and decorate your own tote bag.

At this workshop you will have chance to:

  • Learn more about the Barnett Sewing Machine Project
  • Enjoy a fun Fast fashion quiz
  • Have a look at our current exhibition, Sew What?
  • See an old sewing machine
  • Design, make and decorate your own tote bag

Additional information

  • Free
  • Suitable for children aged 9+
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Funded by the Barnett project.