Archive | July 2012

New Sandwiches Submitted

Mrs Patricia Roscoe from Stalybridge in Cheshire has knitted us this fine example of a picnic sandwich lunch, complete with knitted plate and napkin! She has gone for corned beef and beetroot on oatmeal bread and egg salad on rye (including some fabulously crafted cucumber and tomato).  Thank you Mrs Roscoe for bringing us these all the way from Chesire – we hope to see you for the finale in September!

Knitted sandwiches wrapped in knitted napkins on a knitted plate – Mrs Patricia Roscoe

Egg salad on rye.

Corned beef and beetroot on oatmeal.





Net-Knitting pics

For those of you who missed us on Sunday, a glimpse of how fishing-nets and lobster-pots are made!

Two kinds of knitting…

Thank you to everyone who attended the launch of our ‘Nets, Knots & Knitting’ events at the weekend.  I for one have discovered that fishing-net knitting is much easier than the regular kind! Check out the pics of knitted sandwich fillings and our communal lobster-pot (more on the museum’s facebook page)! A huge thank-you also goes to Angela Knipe and John Robinson for sharing their knowledge and skills – what crafty creative folks! Don’t forget the next events in a fortnight – Angela’s second ‘knit-a-fish’ workshop (call us to book a place: 01947 601900) and ‘Fun with Old Rope’, knot-tying and rope making with Norman Cockburn on 5th August.

Angela showing us how its done.

Knitted prawns, lettuce and cucumber by Paulina and Joanna.

Aelfleda wearing her prawn brooch!

Christiane’s dainty oyster, complete with pearl!


Nets, Knots & Knitting!

Our maritime themed craft activity programme kicks off this Saturday with the first of Angela Knipe’s exclusive ‘Knit-a-Fish’ workshops. Angela is well-known for her quirky felt and knitting jewellery designs and exhibits widely in galleries across Yorkshire. We are delighted that she will be running a workshop especially for the Captain Cook Memorial Museum this Saturday! Come along and try your hand at knitted prawns and seafood sarnies to add to the Great Sandwich Picknit competition (or take your creation home as a souvenir!)

The workshop takes place from 2-4 pm, suitable for all ages/abilities, materials provided. We only have a few places left now so if you’d like to take part call the museum on 01947 601900 or email

Cheese & Tomato with Posh Lettuce

The humble iceberg simply won’t do for Jean Thornton who has expertly crafted two types of ‘frilly’ lettuce to add to  her exquisitely knitted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Well done Jean, and thank you very much – we’ll add these to the display pronto!

If you haven’t yet knitted us a sandwich just remember that time is of the essence – your sandwich must reach us in time for the finale event on Saturday 15th September to be in with a chance of winning a prize! So what are you waiting for? Get knitting!

Cheese, tomato and ‘frilly’ lettuce by CCMM volunteer Jean Thornton.