Places to visit

In normal times, EYES has a full programme of visits to exhibitions and shows. We have suspended these activities due to covid, as there are so many complications in organising travel for groups, even over a short distance.

Yarndale, Craven Cattle Marts, Gargrave Rd, Skipton BD23 1UD
Saturday, 24th September 2022

Unfortunately we will not now be organising a trip this year. We’ll try again in 2023!

 Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate – Saturday, 19th November 2022. The cost for coach and ticket will be either £30 or £35, depending on numbers. Further details in July.

If you are out and about and looking for places to visit, the following might be of

From the Stamford Bridge Tapestry Project

The tapestry now has a permanent home at the Old Station on Church Road, Stamford Bridge and they are able to offer private visits to the Tapestry with a talk on the history of the Battle of Stamford Bridge, how the Tapestry came about and how it was stitched. If you are interested in viewing the Tapestry, please contact the bookings secretary Ann on 01759 371521 or 07769702399 or email Ann Chatten at

If you are interested in visiting as a group they can offer a Wednesday in the daytime with tea, coffee and cake with a speaker for £5.00 a head.

If you would also like a lunch, then this may be possible through the Manager at the Old Station Club. Please email the Manager Mick at The Tapestry is in the room known as Platform 66 which is attached to the Old Station.

If you just want to come as an individual then platform 66 is open for tea, coffee and cake on most Tuesdays from 10 am to 2pm and on a Saturday from10.30 to 2pm. It is possible that there will be someone to answer your queries, but they cannot guarantee it unless you book as a group.

Beck isle Museum, Pickering, YO18 8DU
Jubilee Fashions
To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, our fashion gallery will be focusing on the glamourous 1950s.

Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG
Fashion in Anne Lister’s Time (1791-1840)
Anne Lister had her own unique style that contrasted with what women were expected to wear.
This exhibition explores the many different styles of fashion during her lifetime.
26th March 2022 – 24th December 2022

York Embroidery Society

Elsham, Near Brigg, North Linolnshire

Here is an event in Lincolnshire, which features an exhibition of embroidery and textiles by Grasby Embroiderers.

Further afield:
Quaker Tapestry, Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BH
NEW – Quaker Samplers Exhibition from 4th May 2022

Ripon Cathedral, Liberty Court House, Minster Rd, Ripon HG4 1QT
‘Threads through Creation’ is a spectacular sequence of twelve huge textile panels. It’s an
exuberant retelling of the creation story in the book of Genesis, a retelling which many visitors
will find both moving and breathtaking. Viewers are treated to a wonderful variety of colours,
shapes, patterns – and of course lots of creatures! The exhibition is one of the largest textile
projects by a single artist, ever. It has taken Jacqui Parkinson nearly three years. It follows on
from ‘Threads through Revelation’.
For more details:-
19th October – 20th November 2022

We are always keen to hear of other textile-related events and exhibitions, so please keep your ears to the ground and let us know of anything you think might be of interest to EYES members.

Deborah and Jayne