Knitting Weekend at Chiltern Open Air Museum

PUBLISHED: 10:53 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:53 30 September 2014


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On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 October, award-winning local attraction Chiltern Open Air Museum will be hosting a Knitting Weekend, where visitors can try out various traditional knitting and textile-related activities including helping to make a knitted cover for ‘Fergus’, the Museum’s restored 1950s Ferguson tractor! A team of expert knitters will be on hand to help with any knitting conundrums you may have, and on Saturday the Museum will be visited by ‘Knitters Anonymous’ and their fabulous knitted garden!

On Saturday Ted the sheepdog (canine star of Downton Abbey) will also be visiting with his handler and will demonstrate his skill with our flock of rare-breed Oxford Down sheep, so do come along and cheer him on as he works with wool ‘on the hoof’! From beginners to experienced knitters, there will be something for everyone, so why not bring your own knitting and join in?

There’s no need to book, and the activities will run Saturday and Sunday 11am-4pm. For more information visit

Chiltern Open Air Museum has a beautiful collection of historic buildings, and a working historic farm, on a 45-acre site just outside Chalfont-St-Giles. The museum is a charity which rescues threatened historic buildings and restores them with the help of volunteers. The collection includes a 1940s Prefab from Amersham, a Victorian Tollhouse from High Wycombe, and its most recent addition, a Croft Cottage from Haddenham.


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