Crafts on show from olden days
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”.
Getting Crafty —Then and Now is the latest exhibition on at the LeeJohnson Gallery.