Valentine keepsakes at museum workshop
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.
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.’