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Watch this space…..

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everybody who got involved for making The Great Sandwich Pic-Knit such a fun and successful project! If you left your sandwich with us and are wondering what will become of it then watch this space!  The plan is to tour our humble exhibition of sandwiches around other museums nationally and perhaps further afield.  If you know a museum in your area which might be interested then please let us know.  Just call 01947 601900 or email and speak to Holly or Pete.

In the meantime, this blog is likely to go a bit quiet for now, but we’re not saying goodbye, just hasta manana!  If any knitters would like to get in touch at any time then use the contacts above – we look forward to hearing from you!


Great Sandwich Pic-Knit Finale & Prize-Giving!

Phew, what a day on Saturday! Dr Annie Shaw certainly had her work cut out judging all those fantastic entries.  After 2 hours of deliberation, the results are as follows:

Best Knitted sea-food or sea creature:

1st – ‘Fisherman’s Butty’, Eileen Shone of Whitby

2nd – Giant Green octopus, Frances Quantrille of Castleton

3rd – Tiny Prawn, Aelfleda Pybus of Sandsend

Best Technical Ability:

1st – Conch shell, Roger K. Newton of Manchester.

2nd – Hamm & lettuce crochet sandwich, Lynne Glazzard of Glaisdale

3rd – ‘An octopus’ Picnic’, Delphine Jasmin-Belisle of Whitby

Most Creative filling or topping:

1st – Great British Summer Sandwich, Miriam Shone of Whitby

2nd – Gully the Seagull, Philly Collings of Leeds.

3rd – Langoustine and BBQ prawn skewer, Julie Anderson of Bristol.

Tastiest Looking Sandwich:

1st – Egg, Beetroot and Ham, Gillian Lamb of New Zealand

2nd – Sausage and Mustard, Bobby walker of Whitby

3rd – Breakfast Butty, Muriel Ikin of Statford-upon-Avon

Well done all of you – we hope you enjoyed the prizes and knitted rosettes! A selection of photos below, for more visit Captain Cook Memorial Museum on Facebook!

Knit-a-Fish Part 2

It was lovely to see some new faces at the second of Angela Knipe’s ‘Knit-a-Fish’ workshops on Saturday. A warm thank you to Angela for her inspirational knitted designs and jewellery making techniques, and thank you to everyone who came and conquered knitted sardines!

Jemima from london knitted this fab flat sardine – be sure to send us a pic when you finish the toast!


Jan visiting from Wiltshire made this fab fishy character which she then turned into a knitted necklace!


Fresh sandwiches revealed!

The competition is hotting up as this morning we revealed two new displays showcasing some of the best entries we’ve had so far.  Need inspiration? Pop down to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and take a peek in the ‘Ends of the Earth’ Room. Need instruction?  Join us this Saturday for the second ‘Knit-a-Fish’ workshop with Angela Knipe.  See you there!


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