Two fun workshops were held at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum over the Easter holidays, which were attended by holiday makers and local families.
Our peg doll workshop, ‘Goodbye Sailor’, offered the chance to make a lovely peg doll with costumes featured in a print featured in our exhibition.
Children were able to make and clothe a little sailor or his sweetheart.
This workshop was hosted by Rachael Boddington, of Glittermoth Factory.
Our second workshop, ‘Close to the Heart’, gave visitors the chance to create a scrimshaw staybusk.
Staybusks were the whalebone panels from a woman’s corset or ‘stays’ and some were carved by sailors for their loved ones back home – making them a piece of scrimshaw art.
Visitors were able to handle a carved scrimshaw turtle shell and we had a fantastic Goth corset on display, kindly lent by Pandemonium on Flowergate.
Children and adults enjoyed scraping, scratching and engraving a fantastic work of art in this workshop.