Come decorate the Fashion Museum’s Christmas tree!

Man’s coat, brown wool broadcloth, with hand-worked embroidery in silver metal thread, about 1720 Woman’s open robe and petticoat, yellow woven brocaded silk, 1750s

Bath’s Fashion Museum is inviting residents and visitors to the city to experience some festive fun in the run up to Christmas.

The Fashion Museum occupies the basement at the Assembly Rooms.
The Fashion Museum occupies the basement at the Assembly Rooms.

The museum is staging a ‘Felt Fancies for the Tree’ event on Sunday 14 December from 11am to 3pm.

Residents and visitors will be shown how to create some hand-made felt tree decorations using thread, buttons, sequins and ribbons, which would also make great gifts for the family.

Visitors and residents will be able to take inspiration from the Bath Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms to make boots, hats or chandeliers out of felt and then hang them on their Christmas tree for one of the most special days of the year.

Dressing up at The Great War in Costume Exhibition at the Assembly Rooms in Bath.  Aster Haydon (9), Arabella Bonner (12) and her brother Gabriel (9). The exhibition opens on July 19th and runs to 31st August 2014.  July 2014. Photographer Freia Turland e:info@ftphotography.co.uk m:07875514528
The Fashion Museum is a great place for kids. Here’s two who enjoyed dressing up at The Great War in Costume Exhibition earlier this year!

Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib-Dem, Widcombe), B&NES Cabinet Member for Sustainability, said: “This is a golden opportunity to get into the festive mood by taking part in a family activity designed to inspire some creativity and fun. The workshop will show you how to design and then create Christmas tree decorations.

No previous experience is required and the event is free, so why not come along?”

The Bath Fashion Museum can be found in the Assembly Rooms in the heart of Bath and this fun workshop session can easily be incorporated into a day’s Christmas shopping. Children should be accompanied by adults, who are also welcome to join in the activity. There is no need to book and all materials will be supplied.