Join the biggest crochet workshop of its kind!

The Natural History Museum have teamed up with designer Kerry Lord from TOFT, the luxury British knitwear and wool company, to bring you a crochet extravaganza – ideal for all levels of ability. The biggest crochet workshop of its kind is just one of the fantastic events planned as a part of the Natural History Museum’s launch of the awe-inspiring new Hintze Hall which re-opens this summer and will house a gigantic blue whale skeleton called Hope at its centre.

Follow Hope as she tells the dramatic story of evolution, diversity and the urgency of our role in the planet’s future. To celebrate the launch of the Hintze Hall and the start of the Oceans season, the Museum is announcing four new after hours events; Crochet workshop, Movie Nights at the Museum, New Year’s Eve: Under the Sea and the debut of the recently revamped Crime Scene Live.

The blue whale is the largest animal known to have lived on planet Earth and was hunted to the brink of extinction. Help to celebrate the arrival of Hope, the magnificent blue whale with the biggest crochet workshop of its kind! You’ll meet under the blue whale, in the Hintze Hall where you will be provided with everything you need to crochet you’re very own Hope whale.

Designer Kerry Lord from TOFT and crochet experts will be on hand to get you off to a crochet frenzy, so it’s perfect for beginners and more experienced crocheters alike. There is even a new colour which you will be the first to use, developed exclusively for the making of Hope. You will learn how to read a crochet pattern, start and finish each body part and how to sew them together to create a marvellous miniature whale! You’ll also take home the unique blue whale crochet kit – worth £30 – including wool, stuffing, crochet hook, sewing-up accessories and the exclusive pattern

Find out more about the Natural History Museum’s Crochet Workshop and how to book here. The workshop is on the 4th August 2017 from 19.30-21.00 and costs £45 (£40.50 for members)