Makers' Place at Christmas
Makers’ Place at the Silk Museum is the place to go for individually hand-crafted gifts for Christmas.
Our eight super-talented Macclesfield makers create silverware, jewellery, homeware, crochet pieces, cards, felt animals, baby wear and much much more.
Shop locally, shop uniquely. Shop at Maker’s Place.
Follow us on facebook @Makersplacemacclesfield, call 01625 612045 or email [email protected] for more details. Left: Jo Gardiner’s animal gifts are the cutest things…
Father Christmas at the Old Sunday school + Christmas crafting for the kids
Father Christmas will be visiting our beautiful Victorian parlour at the Old Sunday school on Saturday 15th December between 10am and 2pm, so come along and say hello and he may even have something for you. £4 per child.
You can also get into the Christmas spirit with some crafty seasonal crafting. Make your very own tree decorations, rocking’ robins or a pretty candle holder at our drop-in sessions at the Old Sunday School on Saturday 15th December. £3 per child.
A 1940s' Christmas at Paradise MiIl, Park Lane
Step back in time and join us for a seasonal celebration with a twist. From Friday 30 November we’ll be decorating the Mill as it would have been for a wartime Christmas. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the ’40s, complete with decorations, music and a tour from one of our expert guides.
For more information or to book a group onto one of our guided tours at 11.45am, 1pm & 2.15pm (£7.50 per person), call 01625 612045 or email [email protected]
Charles Tunnicliffe: A Cheshire Countryman
Between Floors Gallery, The Silk Museum, 11 December 2017 onwards
Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) was Britain’s foremost 20th-century wildlife artist, renowned for his decorative watercolours of birds.
Born in Langley, Macclesfield, he lived and worked on the family farm until he was 19 years old. He studied at the Macclesfield School of Art (the building which now houses The Silk Museum on Park Lane) before receiving a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in London.
This exhibition explores both his well-observed images of rural Macclesfield in the early 20th century and his later commercial successes – most notably his illustrations for Henry Williamson’s 1932 edition of Tarka the Otter.
Tunnicliffe’s wife Winifred – whom he met whilst studying at the Royal College of Art – was also an artist, and you can see an example of one of her carved bookcases and a ceramic polar bear at the top of the stairs.