Keeping the Thread at Glenesk

Pictured is Glenesk Retreat
Pictured is Glenesk Retreat

The Glenesk Folk Museum will take part in Angus Heritage week with a fabulous day of ‘Keeping The Thread’ on Sunday (September 4) from 11am to 4pm.

It will be an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy meeting experts in textile, knitting, quilting, embroidery and other handiwork to have a go, show their own work and have their own textile heirlooms identified.

Curator Maria MacDonell said: “We are delighted to welcome a wonderful trio of women who are experts in their fields. We are hoping people will bring along their own sewing, knitting, embroidery and handiwork to share their own expertise and experiences, meet other people with similar interests and share ideas, or simply to sit in the surroundings of our beautiful museum, enjoy the company and atmosphere and continue with their own work.”

On hand to demonstrate their knowledge and craft will be Jan Rae, who is immersed in the history of Scottish quilting; Crissie White, an expert in embroidery, beds and bedding, and Scottish weaving who has taught at both Dundee and Glasgow Art colleges; and Sue Waddicor, a very experienced knitter, currently working with Knitting For All. She can help you with all your knitting dilemmas and show you a variety of techniques from the simple to the extraordinary.

Maria continued: “We will show some of our marvellous textile items currently not on display.

“Some people might like to phone with enquiries or to book a meal by phoning 01356 648070.

“We look forward to welcoming people of all ages to keep the thread of history on a day which has plenty to offer everyone.”