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East Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
A group of ladies who enjoy traditional embroidery but who meet once a month to try some experimental work. We meet at Ayton Village Hall on the third Thursday in the month for a full day and again on the first Thursday for half a day. We currently have a waiting list of people who want to join us.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Royal Armouries Exhibition

Five members of the group have contributed to the exhibition at the Royal Armouries called Threads of War.  The exhibition was the idea of Annie Parkinson who started people working on quilts, hangings and embroideries and who now has over 100 items in the collection.  She started displaying the work in local libraries and small venues and a large portion of the work is now in the Armouries.  It will stay there until 21st June when it will then move to the Armouries other venue in Portsmouth.  The amount of work Annie has put into this has been tremendous and we all thank her.  The opening preview of the exhibition was on Friday 27th March so I went along and took these photographs.  They aren't very good because the lighting was low.
This poster is in the entrance to the armouries.

This panel is outside the gallery along with a video of the Leavening Embroiderers at work.

This is the start of our part of the exhibition.

This small side area of the gallery was devoted to the Leavening Embroiderers work.

There were a number of workbooks on display.

More of our groups work.  My blog is mixing up the pictures and it is difficult to move them without making a complete mess of it.

Each piece of work is accompanied by one of these notices.

It is well worth a visit as the armouries is free to go in and there is lots there for children to enjoy.

Just wanted to add this picture of an embroidery done by the Ladies of Leavening village which now hangs in their church.  It was what started the Leavening Embroiderers group and it is beautifully stitched.  All the central panel is split stitch and each picture shows an activity done in the village.

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