Monday, 1 February 2010
I think just about all sampler-lovers know about the Stickmuster Museum in Celle, Germany by now - it is the place virtuous stitchers go to when they die. And if they are very lucky, they get to go there in this life-time also. It was one of the most memorable museum tours I have ever made and the memory still makes me lament that, given all the wonderful samplers we have in this country, there is no dedicated, accessible and sympathetic space for displaying samplers and other stitched items in the UK. February is the traditional reopening of the museum at Celle. But this year the future of the museum does not look as straightforward as once it was. The Connemans who own the collection have now retired, and now we all have to wait and hold our breath to see what will happen to this world class needlework collection. Please keep praying that this stitcher's paradise will not be lost.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 17:10