Knitters needed for museum’s gansey exhibition

A gansey.
A gansey.

A north Northumberland museum is looking for knitters who would like to join in with their next exhibition – Keeping Warm.

The interactive exhibition, which will run from December 18 to January 6 at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh will showcase a collection of ganseys from the Moray Firth Gansey Project.

A gansey is a distinctive, seamless, woolen pullover, traditionally worn by seamen and fishermen.

It was also standard clothing for RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew.

The Moray Firth Gansey Project was set up to help conserve gansey patterns and to keep the skill of creating the knitwear alive.

The RNLI Grace Darling Museum is looking for knitters who would like to volunteer during the exhibition period.

Anyone who is interested in taking part in the Keeping Warm exhibition should contact Virginia Mayes-Wright on 01668 214910 or email