Gansey Symposium (Both Days)

Sep 30 2017 09:30 - Oct 01 2017 16:00

Sheringham Museum, Lifeboat Plain, NR26 8BG Sheringham

Join us as we explore the similarities and differences between Dutch and Norfolk Ganseys and their wider influence on the cultures of the North Sea fishing ports. A panel of experts, including Stella Ruhe from the Netherlands has been assembled to look into the importance of these historical items and also deliver master classes on how to knit them. A great weekend retreat for knitters and maritime historians alike.

Lunch and light refreshments provided on both days. Entry to the museum also included.

Friday 29 September

5-6.30 Wine reception and private view of the exhibition.

Saturday 30 September

9.30. Registration / Coffee

10.00 - 12.30 Discovering Dutch Ganseys - Stella Ruhe

Lunch 12.30 - 2.00

2.00. Sheringham Ganseys from photos and postcards - Lesley Lougher and Kirstie Toth

Sharpening old photos, taking new - Ron Wiebe

3.00. Tea

3.30 - 4.30 Taking patterns from photos - Rita Taylor

Sunday 1 October

9:30. registration and coffee

10.00. Researching Norfolk Ganseys - Martin Warren

10.45. Coffee

11.15. Researching Ganseys - Michael Harvey (health permitting)

11.45. Propagansey - Deb Gillanders

12.30 Lunch

1.30. Gansey Forum - Panel: Stella Ruhe, Rita Taylor, Martin Warren, Deb Gillanders, Michael Harvey (health permitting)

An opportunity to debate the intricacies of knitting Ganseys and their historical and social significance

3.00 - 4.00. Tea, final view of exhibition and close

Cost - £25 for Saturday and Sunday, £15 for one day.

Symposium BOTH DAYS

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