Guild’s exhibit goes on show

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AN EXHIBITION of embroidery and textiles created by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild has gone on show.

Members of the guild in the north east are holding an exhibition of work created by 80 of its members at Woodhorn Museum.

The exhibition, which runs until May 13, is the organisation’s first regional exhibition for five years.

Joy Bradshaw, north east regional chairman of the guild, said: “Many different strands of ideas have come together to create and inspire the pieces in the show.

“Our mining heritage in the NE is featured strongly: memories of communities and the life that was so familiar when the pits were part of everyday life. “Beside these interpretations of a familiar but vanishing and changing world, come embroideries which mine the other treasures lying beneath the surface.

“These illustrate strata and geology – richly interpreted in stitch.”

Woodhorn event organiser Liz Ritson added: “There are some gorgeous pieces of work in this show, and I’m sure all of our visitors will appreciate not just the obvious beauty of the embroidery, but the amazing skills and hours of dedication taken to produce the final piece.”

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