It is only a few months since we got the great news about securing the funding for the Museum, and already we are recruiting volunteers to help with the mammoth amount of awnings, fringing, parasols, boat covers that need making.
Over the next few months we want to establish a Sewing Group at the museum to help out with a variety of jobs that will help the project team enormously. This group will become an integral part of the museum, before, during and after the museum opens as work will always need the care and attention of this group.
If you can’t get to Bowness, don’t worry, there will be opportunities to get involved to make sure all those than can, sew! A small description of the type of work need is below.
Starting with covers for the collection
Our collection contains extremely significant vessels and objects with fragile surfaces which need protection from dust and dirt. We have started making lightweight breathable covers for our most vulnerable items – from fragile little models to full size vessels. It’s easier than it sounds and provides essential protection and a great sense of achievement! Once the collection is all covered and safe, further projects will include creating children’s costumes, cushion covers for boats and much more
Please contact Ian Read, Head of Learning for more information about dates when the group meets.