Centenary Stitches

08 Nov 2014 - 06 Dec 2014

An exhibition of costumes from the World War I film 'Tell Them of Us'.

The Centenary Stitches exhibition brings together some of the costumes created for the First World War film Tell Them of Us, giving particular focus to the diverse range of knitted items produced for the project by a group of volunteer knitters, who ranged geographically from Orkney all the way to Omaha. The exhibition seeks to explore social history as expressed through the clothing of the era, and offer insight into women’s contribution to the war effort, which often took the form of knitting.

 

Knit-in at The Collection

Sunday 9th November 11am - 4pm

Join us for a cosy Sunday morning knit-in on the 9th November. Grab a cup of tea, have a go at knitting and explore the exhibition. Free knitting giveaways for children too.

 

Tell Them of Us will be available to view in the auditorium on the following dates:

Saturday 8th November 2 pm
Sunday 9th November 11 am and 2 pm
Saturday 15th November 11 am and 2 pm
Sunday 16th November 11 am and 2 pm

Based on an unpublished archive of letters, Tell Them of Us follows the true story of the Crowder family in Lincolnshire during the First World War. Told from the perspective of those left at home, the film is a touching portrayal of life on the home front, revealing the poignant story behind one war memorial.