Town’s history in the spotlight at embroiders’ guild exhibition

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Exhibiti

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Exhibition organiser Jacqueline Holmes.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The fire of Beccles in 1586, herring fishing from the Middle Ages and the town’s old printing works all feature in the latest exhibition on display at Beccles Museum.

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Put together by the Waveney Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, Threading Through Time features work by the group’s 50 or so members.

Running until July 22, it is the first time the guild have put on a display at the museum.

Kathryn Osborne, chairman of the branch, said: “Our members like to have a project and we try to do one or two every year. We don’t always exhibit them but this has been really nice.

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

“We liked the theme because members could adapt it to their interests and it includes machine embroidery, hand embroidery and mixed media.


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“It’s amazing to see the different takes on the same theme.”

The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month - except in August - at the Quaker Hall in Beccles from 10am to noon and new members are always welcome.

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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The exhibition is available to view at the museum in Ballygate from Tuesday to Sundays from 1.45pm to 4.30pm. Admission is free.

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture:

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Kathryn

An exhibition of textile art inspired by the history of Beccles is on display at the museum.Kathryn Osborne with the exhibition.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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