Valentine keepsakes at museum workshop

The Sailors Valentines workshop was hosted by Rachael Boddington and saw lots of people make the love tokens.
The Sailors Valentines workshop was hosted by Rachael Boddington and saw lots of people make the love tokens.

A lovely Valentine’s Day was had by all at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby.

A workshop at the museum was hosted by local artist Rachael Boddington,of Glittermoth factory, who prepared the materials for people to use. Lots of children and adults enjoyed making a carefully crafted ‘Sailor’s Valentine’: a beautiful keepsake made from shells, beads and other small decorative pieces.

Lots of children and adults enjoyed making carefully crafted keepsakes out of shells and beads.

Lots of children and adults enjoyed making carefully crafted keepsakes out of shells and beads.

In Captain Cook’s day, sailors brought these love tokens back for their sweethearts from the South Seas.

Visitors can see the sailor’s valentine which inspired this creative workshop in the museum’s seasonal exhibition ‘Wives and Sweethearts: A Sailor’s Farewell.’

One of the excellent pieces of work by museum visitors.

One of the excellent pieces of work by museum visitors.

Showing off a work of art at the Captain Cook Museum.

Showing off a work of art at the Captain Cook Museum.