Bushey Embroideries

7 April 2018 to 2 September 2018

A Textile History of Bushey from the Stone Age to the Present Day. The idea was the inspiration of the late Bryan Wood who wanted the group of embroiderers who had previously worked on the Bushey Millennium Panel to create a 'Bayeux'-style Tapestry. The group of embroiderers, all Friends of the Museum, began by trying out samples. Then, based on designs by local artist Marlie Dry from details set up by Museum founders Grant Longman and Bryan Wood, each worked on their own panel, 630 mm x 500 mm. The twenty final panels illustrate topics from the Stone Age to the present day. During weekends in April visitors will be able to see the Embroiderers working on their panels in the Art Gallery, Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 3pm.It is hoped by the end of the Exhibition all 20 panels will be completed and hanging in the Gallery.