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Summer Stitching Exhibition 2012.
For anyone who knows Dorset and its beautiful coastline, and even those who don't, fell in love with Maureen Coward's sparkling machine worked representation of Durdle Dor. The colours, shades, thread and even the frame glistened with sunshine and light reflected water.
'Durdle Dor' was one of the many innovative and ceative pieces on display at this year's Stitching Exhibition. The theme was 'Doors' inspired by the Manor's many interesting doors and the imaginations of the exhibitors knew no bounds!
Thank you to all exhibitors and to all those who visited and voted for their favourite piece.
Summer Stitching Exhibition 2011.
This year's theme of Water and Wood provided rich opportunities for plenty of talented and skilful expression but Valerie Knott's stunning waterfall piece was justly voted the visitors' choice.
Valerie, a keen stitcher from Northampton, used a combination of techniques, fabrics and beads to create her innovative waterfall which would grace anyone's wall!
Congratulations to Valerie and to all who exhibited!
We look forward to seeing more of your work next year.
For the second time one of talented stitcher Maureen Coward's pieces was voted the Visitors' Choice at Sulgrave Manor's Stitching Exhibition.
However, this year, 2010, she shared the honour with Elizabeth Lowe who created a summery farm yard scene.
The theme for the exhibition was August; a high level of work was displayed including banners, cushions and wall hangings. Maureen's winning piece was entitled 'Are They watching Us?' and brought to mind carefree summers from childhood.
Well done to both ladies. Hope to see some more stunning work next year!
Childs shoe is a favorite
February Half Term 2009 visitors could vote for their favourite object and yes, the child's shoe was chosen just ahead of the Elizabethan bed.
Thank you to all who visited and voted.
This little shoe is made of leather and was once red in colour. It was worn by one of Lawrence Washington's eleven children.
Shoes were often found hidden in houses to ensure longevity or maybe it was thrown in a childish prank behind the skirting of the wall where it remained for four hundred years, until it slipped through a crevice onto the floor of the Great Hall. It reminds us of the children and also of superstitious practices.
Come back again soon and hear more stories about our exhibits!