Ever fancied learning calligraphy, or making a mini book

Craft Weekend - image of mini books and ink pen

Head down to Red House Museum in Gomersal for a special craft weekend inspired by the BrontësCraft Weekend - image of mini books and ink pen

The craft weekend is on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August.

Make a Mini Book

On Saturday, 6 August, you can learn how to make two styles of notebooks inspired by the minibooks made by the Brontë children and Charlotte Brontë’s own diary.

The ‘Make Your Own Minibook’ session runs from 1pm to 4pm and costs £10 per person.

Calligraphy Class

On Sunday, 7 August, the Calderdale Calligraphers will teach you the basics of this fascinating hobby.

They will use words and phrases from Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Shirley which featured Red House and the Taylor family who lived there.

‘Have a go at Calligraphy’ runs from 1.30pm to 4pm and costs £5 per person.

More about Shirley

‘Shirley’ is set during the Industrial Revolution.  It is about a mill owner called Robert Gerard Moore.

Robert introduces a labour saving device into his mill. This doesn’t go down very well with the workers who rebel and threaten the mill and Robert’s life – the story is about what happens next and how the uprising affects his life, as well as his love life.

The house where the Yorke Family live in the book is called Briarmains, and it is closely based around Red House and the family who then lived there, the Taylors.  Mary Taylor was a lifelong friend of Charlotte who visited the house in the 1830s.

 More information about the Craft Weekend

Prices for both sessions include all materials and entry into Red House. Sunday’s session is half price for those attending Saturday’s session, providing they bring along the minibook they made.

The sessions are suitable for older children and adults.

Access to the craft sessions is via stairs.

Booking is essential. Contact the museum on 01274 335056.

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