Rare and beautiful stitched items to go into museum

A unique collaboration '¨between the county museum and a specialist guild is going on display for the first time.

The Embroiderers Guild in Manchester has agreed that its international important collections can be placed in the care of Bucks County Museum long term.

A major series of exhibitions by the guild celebrating the works of Capability Brown will start in February.

The Embroiderers Guild is a charitable company which has an interest in preserving works by some of the finest textile artists in the country, and from history.

Members from around the country meet regularly to 
listen to speakers, attend workshops and learn new skills.

The guild was recently tasked by TV bosses at HBO to create a special artwork to celebrate the release of Game Of Thrones Series 5 on DVD.

A spokesman for the museum said: “Under the new arrangements the guild 
will place collections on 25 years deposit, including many work folios circulated to branches to inspire the 7,500 membership. The county museum will devote long term 
gallery space to exhibiting the collection and newly converted and environmentally conditioned storage to the care of the study collections.”