Events and Exhibitions
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Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.
Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine in this workshop at Alberton! In the grand ballroom, expert Gracie Mathews will guide you through the process on her antique Singer sewing machines.
You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, old-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design. Create something for yourself or a special, handmade Christmas gift. The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.
Keep alive the skills of traditional handicrafts at one of these two lovely classes at Alberton! Heritage enthusiast and knitting and needlework expert Megan Mills, will be teaching crochet for beginners. Master the craft of the basic granny square – the starting point for a knee rug, scarf or blanket – and with a bit of practice you’ll have all your Christmas gifts sorted in no time!
The 2.5 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.
Summer Market Days return to Alberton! Come along to experience our family-friendly Sunday market in the garden, featuring specialty produce and handmade items with music, garden workshops, artisan food stalls and a pop-up tearoom.