In the Kitchen - Bread Making

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover the history of bread making and how it has changed from the Roman times to now —included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Sausages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover the history of sausages and how they have changed from the Roman times to now—included in museum admission.Continue reading

Wet Felting for Beginners

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Suitable for beginners. You will learn to wet felt using alpaca and British sheep wool tops in a variety of vibrant or natural colours. A bit of elbow grease will be required! You will produce a range of samples and create an ‘alpaca’ themed panel. First, we will discover the science behind the technique of wet felting and learn the processes of bonding wool fibres together or even work in other exotic fibres to form a new and unique fabric.  6 places available. Booking Essential. Adults £45. All materials included.Continue reading

Wet and Needle Felting

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Suitable for beginners and for those with some experience of felting. You will wet, and needle felt using alpaca and wool tops in a variety of vibrant or natural colours. You will produce a range of samples and create a Yorkshire Dales themed panel. Extra detail will be added using needle felting and we will explore other techniques such as applique and free motion machine embroidery that you might want to try at home. 6 places available. Booking Essential. Adults £45. All materials included.Continue reading

Felt and Stitch

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Using alpaca and wool fleece, fibres and threads in a variety of natural and vibrant colours, you will design and plan your own unique felted fabric. Exploring the basics of free motion embroidery and how stabilisers, bondaweb and water-soluble fabrics can aid and enhance your work. You will then stitch and embellish to add textures and layers to your felt. You probably won’t finish in the workshop but you will leave with a design and making plan so you can finish off at home! Ideally participants should bring their own sewing machine and free motion embroidery foot to the workshop. Maximum of 6 people. Booking Essential. Adults £45. All materials included.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for cent nturies —included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

An Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join printmaker Hester Cox and take the landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales as your inspiration as you explore this exciting printmaking method. In the morning, Hester will demonstrate some simple and effective techniques for making collagraph plates using card, textured papers and pastes before working one-to-one with participants to help them develop their own design. The printing plates will then be printed in the afternoon using her portable press. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners or artists wanting an introduction to a new technique. Lunch and Materials included. Booking essential. £50 Adults.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Bringing in the Drinkings

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and fine out more about "bringing the drinkings" during hay time when farming families brought out food and drinks to the workers in the fields —included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Sausages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover the history of sausages and how they have changed from the Roman times to now—included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Oatcakes

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover how oatcakes were made in the Yorkshire Dales —included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Dairy Days

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover the history of dairying and how making cheese and butter have changed through the ages —included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries —included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Preserving

50 Years of Life & Tradition

See Mrs H in our traditional Dales Farmhouse Kitchen and discover the history and different ways of preserving foods, such as pickling and salting-included in museum admission.Continue reading