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Arts & Crafts Event, Thu 8 Dec 2016


Chinese Crafts Workshop

Chinese Crafts Workshop


Learn to make beautiful Chinese knots and buttons. The perfect way to add a unique touch to your craft and sewing projects, and make gifts and decorations in time for Christmas!In this workshop the instructor will guide you step-by-step through the process of making your own Chinese knots, buttons, or paper decorations. The results are impressive and you will be able to use your new found skills to make gifts or enhance your craft projects. Whether you consider yourself crafty or not, this activity is amazing for focussing your mind and challenging yourself to learn something new.Chinese Buttons (??) or “frog closures” are the ornamental iconic fastenings on traditional Chinese dress. They can vary from a very simple button and loop to beautiful intricate designs.Chinese Knots (???) date all the way back to the Tang Dynasty (CE 618-907) and have remained an iconic part of Chinese culture ever since. Cords are tied and woven together to produce intricate designs, which can vary from the classic woven squares to delicate butterflies and fish.See pictures from our last Chinese crafts workshop at Leeds City Museum here.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 8 Dec 2016 10:30 to 12:30
8 Dec 2016

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    Leeds City Museum is located in the city centre, on Millennium Square.
    By public transport: A 10 minute walk from Leeds railway station and a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.
    By car: On street parking is available on Rossington Street and Cookridge Street. Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre, St John’s Centre and Rose Bowl car parks are all a 5 or 10 minute walk from the museum.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups