Manchester Art Gallery

Close knit at the Gallery of Costume

This session is unfortunately now cancelled

Gallery of Costume
Saturday 30 September 2017, 2pm–4pm


Platt Hall is temporarily closed to the public while we deal with a clothes moth problem in the building.

We are currently carrying out an intensive programme of cleaning and investigation in all areas of the building to track down the source of the problem and to ensure there is no risk to the costume collection.

Please bear with us as we carry out this essential work.

This means that we can no longer hold Close knit workshops at Gallery of Costume – so there will be no session on Saturday 30 September or following that.

It’s with sadness that we’ve had to take this decision as the Close knitters have been a great weekend highlight for us over the years.  We’ve have loved seeing your creations and joining in with your enthusiasm for all things fashion and textiles.

A huge thank you to Lucy for shaping the programme and taking care of the group so well and for so long.

Please stay connected with our fashion and textiles collections through the fantastic programme we have currently and coming up at Manchester Art Gallery on Mosley Street.  Don’t miss our South Asian Design Gallery which features a plethora of fantastic fashion and textiles as well as metal work, furniture and contemporary art which is on until June 2018.