Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Rich Threat of History on Show; Embroiderers Exhibit Mining Work

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

A Rich Threat of History on Show; Embroiderers Exhibit Mining Work

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Byline: DAVE BLACK

CRAFTWORK inspired by memories of the region's coal mining industry has gone on display at a flagship museum developed at a former working pit.

The exhibition Mining A Golden Seam showcases the work of talented embroiderers from across the North East and opens today at the Woodhorn Museum near Ashington, Northumberland.

It includes work done by 80 members of the regional branch of the Embroiderers Guild.

The work depicts varied aspects of the coal-mining life, its communities and people.

It is the organisation's first North East exhibition for five years, and showcases the creative skills of both adult and young embroiderers from communities including Hexham, Wooler, Tyneside, Sunderland, Teesside and North Yorkshire.

The embroidered textile works on display include images of pit communities, working miners and underground seams, as well as the theme of strata and geology.

Guild members have drawn on their own experiences and memories of the coal industry, and then translated the ideas into design and stitching. …

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