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The Gansey Page

The Museum holds an extensive textile collection, including a number of very fine old ganseys.We have a team of textile enthusiasts researching their origins, their patterns and the knitting techniques that were used to make them.

The group meets monthly (3rd Tuesday of the month). We knit or sew in support of the museum exhibitions and displays. We are also affiliated to the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers. Our latest project has been a blanket made from squares, some using Gansey stitch patterns, for the Grand Exhibition of the Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers.

   

One of our researchers is Martin Warren, who became very interested in ganseys during his time as manager of Cromer Museum, which also holds a number of ganseys in its collection. Martin has documented his research results and you can see his work by clicking HERE.