Creative stitch piece unveiled at museum

People gather at the unveiling of the Sailor's Farewell, a community stitch project, at Whitby's Captain Cook Museum.
People gather at the unveiling of the Sailor's Farewell, a community stitch project, at Whitby's Captain Cook Museum.

Whitby’s Captain Cook Memorial Museum’s community stitch piece The Sailor’s Farewell was unveiled in front of a good crowd at the Grape Lane attraction.

The project involved stitchers from all over Whitby, including the U3A embroiderers, The Queen Bee Quilters, the Ammonite Quilters, The Newholme Creative Stitchers along with other volunteers and friends of the museum.

The stitchers joined together to create a wonderful piece of textile art and more than 50 people were involved in the project.

All those involved were invited to the museum to celebrate, where the piece was unveiled by Judith Clarke.

The Sailor’s Farewell can be seen at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum until November 6.

Visit www.cookmuseumwhitby.co.uk for more about the museum, or call 01947 601900.