Hands-On Leather Stamping Activity For one day only during the Bodies of Evidence Exhibition Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing our popular Leather Stamping Activity for all ages at Palace Green Library. Adults
Hands-On Leather Stamping Activity
For one day only during the Bodies of Evidence Exhibition Evancliffe Leathercraft will be providing our popular Leather Stamping Activity for all ages at Palace Green Library.
Adults and children alike can have a go at creating their own unique decorated leatherwork item.
Participants will be able to choose what they want to decorate from a number of pre-cut shapes including bookmarks, animals, transport, swords, shields and other themed shapes.
A number of different stamps and tools will be available so that people can create their own unique designs.
Free – no booking required!
Why not take inspiration from the Bodies of Evidence exhibition?
Leather-working would have been a familiar craft activity for the Scottish soldiers in the seventeenth century as many of their clothes, shoes and kit would have been made of this natural and hard-wearing material.
This activity is suitable for adults and children of all ages although young children may need assistance and all children must be supervised whilst taking part. There is no need to book as this is a free, drop-in event.
More about the Bodies of Evidence exhibition:
Every city has its secrets and Durham is no exception.
In November 2013, two mass burials were discovered in an area being developed as a new café for Palace Green Library. After over 350 years, a team of archaeologists from Durham University were able to confirm that the burials were some of a group of Scottish prisoners who died following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. Find out how different pieces of a complex jigsaw of evidence were pieced together to establish the identity of the bodies, the science behind the discoveries, and the remarkable story of the survivors, some of whom were transported to New England to a new life at the edge of the known world.
Bodies of Evidence brings together material from collections across the UK and beyond. The exhibition shows how Durham University scientists working with colleagues at Bradford, York and Liverpool John Moores universities used the latest scientific techniques to reveal more about the soldiers’ story – how they lived, why they died, and what became of those who survived.
For more information about the Scottish soldiers research project, view the project trailer created by Durham University’s Department of Archaeology here. You can also find out more about the project on the Scottish soldiers website.
The exhibition does not include any of the Scottish soldiers’ remains; these have been reburied and will not be displayed.
A full programme of related activities is running alongside this exhibition, from talks and city walks, to family activities and musical events. Check the Library’s What’s On page or pick up our events programme during your visit.
23aug10:00 am4:00 pmFeaturedFull Day Pouch Making WorkshopJoin us at Palace Green Library, Durham, for this special one day workshop.10:00 am - 4:00 pm Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham. DH1 3RN
Click on the "Learn More" button to book this workshop! Join us at Palace Green Library for this special one day workshop. By the end of the day, participants will leave
Click on the “Learn More” button to book this workshop!
Join us at Palace Green Library for this special one day workshop.
By the end of the day, participants will leave with their own, handcrafted leather pouch. Along the way, you will learn various skills such as stitching, riveting and cutting leather. There will also be the opportunity to dye and finish the leather, making each pouch personal to its creator.
Leatherwork would have been a familiar activity for many of the Scottish soldiers who were marched to Durham and kept prisoner after their defeat at the Battle of Dunbar in the seventeenth century. Much of their clothing, shoes and kit would have made good use of this natural, useful and hard-wearing material.
This workshop is suitable for adults. No previous leatherwork experience is necessary. Cold drinks and biscuits will be provided throughout the day and the Courtyard Café will be open should you wish to purchase hot drinks, cold bottled drinks, soups, sandwiches and snacks.
£25 per person.
Find out more and book here: Palace Green Library Eventbrite Page
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