Archive | August 2011

Project Launch Day – Saturday 10th September!

Annie Shaw GanseyWow, we’ve received some real beauties over the last few weeks – thank you to everyone who has picked up their needles and taken part – keep them coming!  The museum will be holding an official launch day on Saturday 10th September – the first public sandwich exhibition.  Come along and view the creations from 9.45 – 5.00,  with knitting demos throughout the day, free patterns, wool and more!

2 pm – A talk by our special guest knitter, Dr. Annie Shaw, senior lecturer in Fashion/Knit at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Annie will be bringing along some of her miniature ganseys, knitted as part of Scarborough Art Gallery’s ‘Storm Force’ exhibition, and has promised us an exclusive sandwich themed gansey to add to our display – don’t miss it!

Deep fried gansey by Dr. Annie Shaw



Hot diggity!

Mrs Bobby Walker has made us another wonderful selection platter – including, my personal favourite, our first knitted hot dog – many thanks!

Sandwich selection

Sandwich selection (& knitted hot dog!) - Mrs Bobby Walker

A Wiltshire sandwich

Judith Marsh has posted us these mouth-watering creations all the way from Wiltshire.  Triangles or squares you choose!

Ham & Mustard/Cheese Salad  - Judith Marsh

Ham & Mustard/Cheese Salad - Judith Ma

Salmon & Cucumber/Lettuce & Tomato

Salmon & Cucumber/Lettuce & Tomato - Judith Marsh

Attack of the giant octopus

Who would have thought knitted sandwiches could be such an art-form?  Janina Emery has done it again with this amazing octopus sandwich (the sea-weed is made from old jumpers!)

Giant octopus sandwich

Giant octopus sandwich by Janina Emery

Some fishy goings on…

News of the Great Sandwich Pic-Knit has been spreading far and wide.  Yesterday, New Zealand, today folks in Hurworth have been getting all creative with crustaceans.  You’ll never look at a prawn sandwich the same way again…

Lobster Baguette

Lobster baguette by Hurworth Choir Group

Octopus bun

An octopus bun by Jackie Seymour and Janina Emery

Seafood platter

Seafood platter by the Hurworth Badminton Club

A Sandwich from New Zealand

A huge thank you to Gillian Lamb, who has sent us this beautifully knitted ham salad sandwich complete with boiled eggs, all the way from New Zealand!

Ham, salad & boiled eggs by Gillian Lamb of New Zealand!

Selection Pack

Jan Harmer, a volunteer here at the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, has knitted us this fabulous sandwich selection, including cheese & tomato,  salad, ham and bacon.  Thank you very much Jan!

Sandwich selection

Sandwich Selection by Jan Harmer