Event: UK stitchers honour Banks

An embroidered panel from the exhibit.

An embroidery exhibition at the library at Royal Horticultural Society Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire in the UK will open at the end of October and run until December 18. ‘Flora and Thread’ is a plant-themed exhibition featuring artwork on loan from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby and created by the Whitby Stitchers. ‘Flora and Thread’ is an embellished textile tent depicting plants gathered by botanist Joseph Banks on James Cook’s first voyage around the world.

The exhibition pays homage to the intrepid collecting of Sir Joseph Banks, the drawings of Sydney Parkinson and the taxonomic work of Daniel Solander, which together formed the basis for Joseph Banks’ Florilegium. The panels of the tent follow the journey made by the naturalists, showing plants from Tierra del Fuego, the Society Islands and New Zealand to Australia and Java.

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