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Embroidery exhibition in Stowmarket highlights role of needlework in wartime

PUBLISHED: 11:52 10 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:52 10 February 2015

New exhibition from the Embroiderers Guild which will be displayed in Abbots Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life. Pictured is Lisa Harris, Collections and Interpretation Manager.

New exhibition from the Embroiderers Guild which will be displayed in Abbots Hall at the Museum of East Anglian Life. Pictured is Lisa Harris, Collections and Interpretation Manager.

Lovingly embroidered pieces ranging from postcards to handkerchiefs are on show as part of a poignant exhibition highlighting the calming influence of needlework during troubled times.

The show, entitled Calm During the Storm: Wartime and Embroidery, is a new exhibition from the Embroiderers Guild in Abbots Hall, at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

Among the exhibits are small embroidered items including a tea cosy, and sweetheart pincushions produced by disabled servicemen.

Lisa Harris, collections and interpretation manager at the museum, said: “From wounded servicemen finding ways to recover from injury through to family members left behind, each 
embroidered piece adds to the story of how busying the hands can help still the mind.”

Visit eastanglianlife.org.uk for more details.

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