Of Saints, Queens and Cattern Cakes | University of Oxford

Of Saints, Queens and Cattern Cakes

Event date
Event time
11:00 - 15:00
Venue
Pitt Rivers Museum
South Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PP
Venue details

Entry via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Join us for a fun filled day of activities to celebrate St Catherine's Day, the patron saint of spinners, lacemakers and spinsters on 25 November. Come and see lace being made by local lacemakers and have a go at making some yourself. Oxford historian and lace expert David Hopkin will be on hand to talk about lacemaking customs and traditions. Take a closer look at lacemaking paraphernalia including a 'dick pot' used to keep lacemakers warm, beautifully crafted lace bobbins engraved with messages to loved ones and modern day painted bobbins. The speciality of the day, Cattern cakes, spiced with cinnamon, lightly fruited and flavoured with caraway seeds, will be on offer to taste.