Medieval Coverlet Sewing Sessions at Sherwood Forest.

Why not pop in for a coffee and cake at The Village Kitchen then join the resident Historical Costumier Hannah in making a Medieval Coverlet telling the story of Sherwood Forest!

They want your help in making an authentic Medieval Coverlet to use as a fine tablecloth for the annual Robin Hood Festival! Come along to Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre on the first & last Thursday of every month (see dates below) to take part in their free sewing sessions, where you’ll learn about this traditional sewing technique of the 14th century. 

Their Historical Costumier Hannah (star of BBC Four’s ‘A Stitch in Time’) will guide you through medieval sewing techniques using traditional materials, fabrics and threads. Each session and participant will contribute to the whole Coverlet, and will tell the stories of Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood.

Taking Part

All of the sessions they are running are free, although any donations to help them to cover costs of materials are welcome! You don’t need any equipment or materials, all you need to bring along is enthusiasm & willingness to learn.  

You are free to drop into a session at any time in the two-hour window, however spaces are limited, so you can book for free via Event Brite. Please note: these sessions are not suitable for children under 12.

Dates & Times:

2 May – 10:30-12:30
30 May – 12:30-14:30
6 June – 10:30-12:30
27 June – 12:30-14:30


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