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Mining a Golden Seam exhibition on display in Crown Street Art Gallery, in Darlington
AN exhibition of embroidery from talented stitchers has gone on display in an art gallery.
The Mining a Golden Seam exhibition was produced by members of the North-East Embroiderers’ Guild and features work from more than 80 people.
The work, which is on display in the art gallery in Crown Street library, Darlington, celebrates the North-East’s mining heritage, with historical pieces recalling the lives of pit workers and the industry when it was at its peak.
The exhibition includes 3D pieces and framed embroidery, with work from adult stitchers and youngsters.
Councillor Nick Wallis, Darlington Borough Council’s cabinet member for leisure and local environment, said: “This exhibition celebrates the richness of an art and craft form that many people may be unaware of.
“It is a great opportunity for people to go along and find out about embroidery, which could even lead them to a new hobby.”
The exhibition runs until Thursday, February 21.