Embroiderers and the Chesterfield Canal

Published: Thursday, 25 March 2010

THE Chesterfield Canal is the subject of an exhibition of work by the North Nottinghamshire Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild in Retford.

There are more than thirty pieces on show. Some depict scenes on the canal such as boats, bridges and bulrushes; whilst others are more abstract, for example studies of the water itself.

There is a wide range of techniques ranging from a patchwork effect to some startling work in 3D. The one shown is of Drakeholes Tunnel portal by Lynn Hadland.

Many of the pieces are for sale, indeed several have already been sold.

The exhibition is at the Bassetlaw Museum in Retford until 24th April. The museum is open from 10 to 4.45 from Monday to Saturday. Admission is free.

It is clear from the Visitors' Book that the display has been very warmly received, and when it has finished in Retford, the exhibition will move on to Newark. It is hoped that it will be at the Chesterfield Canal Festival at Worksop on 17th and 18th July.