The Tin Red Line - WORKSHOPS Saturday 14th May

The Tin Red Line - WORKSHOPS Saturday 14th May

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The Tin Red Line is an exciting project based in Lostwithiel, south east Cornwall, linking industry, landscape and textiles through the metal tin and the colour red. Join us in celebrating the mining industry of Cornwall and its global trade links, turning silks red through the alchemy of natural dyeing.

Thanks to FEAST Cornwall, Cornwall Museums Partnership, Creative Kernow, Cornwall Council and of course Emma of Really Lovely Projects for their support.

There are 2 workshops available on Saturday 14th May, in and around Lostwithiel, one morning, one afternoon. Join Sian Cornish of Lancaster & Cornish, and Marion Parish as we start the workshops with a short talk by the Lostwithiel Bridge with Museum guide John Pegg. John will tell us about the tin history of Lostwithiel, before we head to a natural dyeing colour workshop taking place in the stretch tents by the river.


Together we will  turn silk red using ancient recipes, forming part of a beautiful display to be shown around the town in June - and you will also get to take a piece of silk home with you.

Please choose either a morning or afternoon session.

Suitable for children of 12 and over, under 16's must be supervised by an accompanying adult.

Tresorys Kernow (Cornish Treasures) is a pilot project to test new ways to commission and deliver sustainable cultural activity in town centres. We want to show that town centres can be reinvigorated through an imaginative and locally relevant programme of cultural events.

Tresorys Kernow is also about exploring how communities can and should adapt to the very real challenges of climate change and respond to the benefits that nature provides.