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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

Preston Park's traditional ParkMade taster days return

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A range of popular craft courses are returning to Stockton Borough’s flagship museum this spring.

Preston Park Museum and Grounds’ traditional ParkMade taster days offers budding crafters the chance to learn a new skill with a range of courses to suit everyone.

All classes are suitable for adults and no experience is necessary. Places are limited and booking is essential.

Blacksmithing - Learn about the history of the craft and make something beautiful to take away with you on the day. Courses are available in February, March, April, May and June and cost £80 per person.

Rag Rug Making - Design and make a mini rag rug to take away with you on the day. Learn about recycling old fabrics and the history of this sociable and versatile craft. Courses will run during February, March, May and June and cost £25 per person.

Quilting – This course is back by popular demand. Learn how to make beautiful patchwork and quilting using English Patch technique and natural fabrics. Come along on Saturday 15 March, 10am – 4pm. Course costs £40 per person.

Stained Glass - An exciting opportunity to work with a professional glass worker to produce a beautiful glass panel to take away with you on the day.
This course will run on Saturday 5 April, 10am – 4pm and costs £60 per person.

Wood Carving – Learn the basics of spoon carving using green wood and high quality handmade tools. Visit us on Saturday 17 May, 10am to 4pm. Course costs £35 per person.

Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “Whether you have a New Year’s resolution to try something new or would like to rekindle an old hobby come to Preston Park this spring and take part in one of our exciting ParkMade Traditional Taster Days.”

For more information and to book online, visit or contact Preston Park Museum and Grounds on (01642) 527820/528842.