Chat to members Sheringham Museum’s textile group as they work on the Sheringham Seascape Embroidery, an 8.5m long work in the style of John Craske.
John Craske was born in Sheringham in 1881. He worked as a fisherman, an industry that was already in decline, and spent time in an ‘asylum’ following his experiences in the First World War.
His wife, Laura, looked after him at their Norfolk coastal home. He started painting seascapes and then began embroidery, a craft he could enjoy when confined to bed. He died in 1943 in hospital in Norwich.
A number of Craske’s works are on permanent display at Sheringham Museum and last year a team of embroiderers began work on the 8.5 metre long ‘tribute’ embroidery.
Join the embroiderers to see the progress they have made. Ask questions about this work, about Craske and add a stich or two to this ambitious project.
If you can’t make it to the Forum today, you can do the same at Sheringham Museum, from Sat 15 – Sat 22 Feb.
See the Museum’s website for details.