Threads of Green

Tuesday 23rd July till Saturday 31st August

We are absolutely delighted to host to ‘The Yorkshire Ones’ Threads of the Green exhibition in our historic Gin Race room.

Entry to the exhibition is included in the standard admission prices. However if you would just like to visit the exhibition and not the rest of the site you are very welcome to do so and this shall cost £1.

Their previous exhibitions have been in Hull Maritime Museum and Bridlington Spa and on a seafaring theme. This one is completely different. The starting point was the many green men carved in the stone of Beverley Minster and has branched out from there.

You will be able to count how many green men are featured in the embroideries and quilts on display amongst the ‘green’ images created using a variety of techniques which include ceramics.

Cathy Corbishley Michel is a specialist in cyanotype printing on fabric which are always blue. On this occasion she has contrived to make them green. She has used images of the Lewis Chess Set and beautiful drawings of Green Men by her daughter Zoe.

Vivien Stamford will be exhibiting some of her early hand embroideries of trees for the first time and four specially created large machine embroidered wall hangings.

Taking part in this exhibition are also members of the York Embroiderers’ Guild including Helen Green, Shenagh Linton and Joanne Wilson.

We are pleased to have a special invited guest artist for this exhibition who is Dragon Willow of Tadcaster.

To conclude this wonderful exhibition on August 31st we shall be joined be a team of Morris Dancers. If you have any budding dancers they will be very happy to show little ones how it is done.

There will be craft materials available to take inspiration from the exhibition to create your own Green Man to be displayed here or even taken home.