A stitch in time

Crawford House Museum volunteer Riki Mason with one of the works featured in the History Through a Keyhole exhibition.

The Crawford House Museum in Alstonville is like a living artifact showcasing the life of the districts early pioneers and providing facilities where people can research and discover their own family history.

The Loose Threads Fibre Art Group, who meet monthly at the museum, were so inspired by the rich history of the place they recently created a display of fine arts called History Through a Keyhole. Each of the embroidered pieces was influenced by the homestead itself, including one wall hanging which features a reproduction of Olive Crawfords wedding photo.

Theres a lot of things in Crawford House that remind us of our childhood and we all felt a connection to the place, said Jane Rayward, a member of the Loose Threads Fibre Art Group. We like to get together and do experimental needlework, and Crawford House provided plenty of inspiration.

History Through a Keyhole is on show until January 31. Crawford House Museum is open on Fridays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. Entry is $2 and volunteers are always on hand to guide visitors through the museum.


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