FORGE Mill Needle Museum is urging community crafters to unleash their creativity and join in the festive fun by contributing to a unique and charming Christmas display.
This December, the venue’s grounds, buildings and cloisters will all be decorated with gingerbread-style characters – created and donated by visitors.
They can be gingerbread men, women, children, elves, Santa, reindeer, or any other creative concepts, incorporating the stereotypical dots, dashes, cute buttons, and any other embellishments associated with traditional gingerbread decoration.
The twist is the creations will not be made of actual gingerbread – to keep the collection ‘clean, intact and ant-free’ – but rather from a variety of craft materials to suit the creator.
They can be knitted, crocheted, sewn, stuck, coloured, moulded, or any other type of art or craftwork.
The museum will be running free drop-in fun gingerbread craft sessions for families between 10.30am and 2.30pm this Saturday and Sunday and next weekend, November 18, 19, 25 and 26.
Crafters have until Thursday, November 30, to submit their masterpieces.