Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tapestries Are a Stitch in Time

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tapestries Are a Stitch in Time

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Byline: By Tom Mullen

Stitchers have created these top tapestries of Tyneside landmarks.

Visitors are flocking to see these beautiful threaded panels at Beamish Open Air Museum.

Picturing local landmarks including the Tyne Bridge and the Angel of the North, the Needle Points North exhibition was created by members of the Embroiders' Guild from 14 branches across the region.

Stitchers from Berwick to Billingham, and from Gateshead to Grange over Sands, clubbed together to create the quirky tapestries.

Beamish's Helen Barker, who helped organise the exhibition, said: "When people think of embroidery they tend to think of dusty old artwork, but these pieces are so fresh and new.

"A lot of work went into this exhibition, they're beautifully detailed. I think people have really appreciated just how much hard work went into this.

"New visitors have had a real treat, and it's good for regular visitors to be able to come in and see something different that isn't here every day. …

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