A history of the Gansey

This exhibition is in the past.

A Gansey is a fisherman’s woollen sweater, also known as a Guernsey, which is traditionally hand-knitted in the round.

These 19th and 20th century garments were made for fishermen who required hard wearing clothing that was resistant to sea-spray.

Enjoy the display, just inside the main door of The Forum, lent to the Festival by Sheringham Museum, which has been charting gansey patterns using the museum’s collection.

The museum has an active textile group who have been working on this project for five years, recreating traditional patterns that were never officially recorded.

Members of the textile group will be at the Festival demonstrating what they do and answering questions.

You can also contribute to the Sheringham Seascape Embroidery on Mon 10 Feb.

Click the link for details.