Crafts on show from olden days

Waihi Leader - - News -

Get­ting Crafty — Then and Now is the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion to be shown in the LeeJohn­son Gallery at Waihi Arts Cen­tre & Mu­seum, Kenny Street Waihi.

This show takes a step back in time and brings nos­tal­gia to the fore with a col­lec­tion of arts and craft items that were com­mon­place in the 19th and 20th cen­tury, in the days when young girls were taught the ba­sics of needle­work, crafts that would al­low them to dress their fam­i­lies and fur­nish their homes. No nip­ping out to the Ware­house back then!

Craft de­scribes a wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties that in­volve cre­at­ing some­thing that takes a lot of time and thought, and uses many dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als and skills. On show are many ex­am­ples of craft work from pot­tery to fine em­broi­dery, wood carv­ing and bas­ket mak­ing to patch­work, rug-mak­ing, knit­ting and dress­mak­ing.

All are use­ful and often beau­ti­ful ad­di­tions to a fam­ily for a spe­cial event, such as a gown for a chris­ten­ing, or a peggy square rug to keep old bones warm. View this colour­ful, nos­tal­gic show, bring your grand kids and smile at “the way things were”.

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Get­ting Crafty —Then and Now is the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion on at the LeeJohn­son Gallery.

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