Learn basic stitching and embroidery techniques in this workshop inspired by our token collection.
Inspired by the Museum’s collection of textile tokens, create a large fabric token that expresses your identity. Led by artist Poppy Love Oldham, personalise your token using collage, patchwork and basic stitching, then attach onto a tote bag to carry home with you. At the end of the session you’ll be free to take your creation home to show it off to your friends and family. Suitable for ages 5-12.

There are two sessions, running from 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. You can choose your preferred time at the checkout.

If you’d like to purchase a group ticket, please use the promo code GROUP at the checkout.

What’s included with my ticket?

The workshop is led by a professional artist with all materials provided, all you have to do is bring yourselves! We have aprons for all participants, but please dress for a mess. Tickets also include free entry to the Museum so you can explore at your leisure.

About Poppy Love Oldham

As an artist and trainee art psychotherapist, Poppy Love Oldham often uses cloth, clay and paint in her work, helping individuals to connect with themselves and those around them. She is an award-winning teacher and has worked in museums and galleries across the UK, including Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery, Henry Moore Institute, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Museums Greenwich and Dales Countryside Museum. She often works with families and young people in engagement work with English Heritage, and is currently working as an Artist-in-Residence within the NHS.

Yes, booking is essential. We encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment as our workshops often sell out.

Yes, you must book an adult and a child ticket to gain entry to the workshop.

No, the workshops start promptly at 11am and 2pm and run for the full two hours.

No, children must be accompanied by an adult. No child can be left unattended.

Free concession tickets are available for: local residents; disabled visitors and their carers; care-experienced visitors 29 & under; families in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit and Job Seekers Allowance. Please note you may be asked for proof of your status.

A group ticket is for a group of four people, including at least one adult. This ticket gives you four places for the price of three.