Sunday, March 27th, 2022
“Love tokens, sittings and song - Knitting sticks from the John Dixon collection” is a large and rare collection of knitting sticks that is now on display at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
Knitting Sticks were once a common object in Dales households and the collector John Dixon said the knitting sticks, sometimes given as finely crafted love tokens, told the story of a people who were poor and who deserved to be recognised.
During the past twenty years, he has collected more than 400 sticks.
“Love tokens, sittings and song - Knitting sticks from the John Dixon collection”, which also includes knitting dialect and visitors are encouraged to share their family words linked with knitting and crafts will run until 27th March 2022.
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Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Burtersett Road
Hawes, North Yorkshire
The event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the following dates.
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