Weave a piece of history - Mayflower

Doncaster residents are being invited to contribute to the creation of a sculpture that will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the historic Mayflower voyage at a number of workshops at The Point, home of Doncaster Community Arts, throughout October.

Artist Rachel Carter has been commissioned to create a bronze sculpture to mark the anniversary in 2020. The sculpture, which will be called Pilgrim Woman, will wear a Tudor dress adored with weavings created across the pilgrim roots areas of the UK*.

The Point will host public sessions over a four week period and local residents are being invited to sign up to learn the ancient craft of macramé weaving. The free sessions will be held every Friday in October from 1pm – 4pm at The Point, each workshop is limited to 15 people and is open to individuals or groups.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in an exciting piece of history, the sculpture of the pilgrim woman will eventually be cast in bronze so it will remain for hundreds of years if not indefinitely.

Rachel will be teaching attendees how to weave using the macramé technique and some of the completed weavings from the sessions will be used as part of the skirt of the sculpture’s Tudor dress. There are four dates available and it would be great for anyone who is interested in learning a new skill to come along to one or as many sessions as they like.

Doncaster and the surrounding areas are steeped in Mayflower history, one of the most important Mayflower Pilgrims; William Bradford was born in Austerfield, he went on to become the second governor of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1621 and also kept a diary of time on board the Mayflower.

The workshops will be held on 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th October 1pm – 4pm.

To book a free place visit Rachel’s Facebook page – www.facebook.com/rachelcartersculpture and click events or email info@rachelcarter.co.uk with your name and the date(s) which you would like to attend.

The Point is located centrally on South Parade and has easy access to the main centre of the town. Parking is available nearby in the council pay and display car park.

Location

Close to Town Centre