Our branch of the Embroiderers' Guild has an exhibition currently at the Bankfield Museum in Halifax (Yorkshire). For those of you who can get there it's on until the end of July. So last Saturday we went along to the preview and I have to say I was so proud of the ladies who have produced the exhibits.
Sunday I went away for a few days with my local National Trust group on a coach tour of North Norfolk. We saw lots of stately homes, masses of beautiful gardens, and some very special textiles, which I thought I'd share with you.
In Sheringham we went to the lifeboat museum where there was an exhibition of fishermen's ganseys. Each area has its own design knitted into the fine wool sweaters.
The local branch of the Women's Institute had made a quilt to be raffled to raise funds to buy one of the restored lifeboats, but the men liked it so much that they asked the ladies to make them another to keep and put on show in the museum.