A day at Ackworth School
Last weekend, Bill and I (not forgetting my sidekick, Carole) took 40 stitchers for a day at Ackworth School in Yorkshire. This Quaker School was founded in 1779 and is the home of a remarkable and unique collection of scholars’ samplers. We were originally invited by Carol Rayner, one of the School Trustees who handed us over to Heather Jones, the School Administrator . To say that we had a marvellous time is simply an understatement! We viewed the samplers in two groups and then we we given a lovely lunch in the boys’ dining room. The samplers are breathtaking and I will show you more another time.
Examples of the unique samplers
Stitching in the School library
Date posted: Friday, June 21, 2013