The Gansey Page - Sheringham Museum

The Gansey Page - Sheringham Museum This page is being developed to share our knowledge and activities around the knitting of the traditional fisherman's gansey.

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Thanks to Lisa Little for sharing these photos of today’s Textile/Gansey Group meeting. First meeting of the group for a...
21/09/2021

Thanks to Lisa Little for sharing these photos of today’s Textile/Gansey Group meeting. First meeting of the group for almost 2 years! It was lovely to hear the enthusiastic chatter and the sharing of experiences and knowledge. Welcome back everyone. Plans developing for the creation of a Gansey Hub. See website for booking for the Gansey Symposium in Early November.

Our Symposium
30/08/2021

Our Symposium

Our Symposium

25/08/2021

It’s arrived 🤩

Important Exhibition of more that 40 Dutch Children’s Ganseys. A must see for all knitters and enthusiasts!  Sheringham ...
10/08/2021

Important Exhibition of more that 40 Dutch Children’s Ganseys. A must see for all knitters and enthusiasts! Sheringham Museum open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 4pm standard entry charge applies. Book available on shop or online at the Museum Website.

Coloured photographs of Sheringham FishermenTim Groves Archive.
11/07/2021

Coloured photographs of Sheringham Fishermen
Tim Groves Archive.

Coloured photographs of Sheringham Fishermen
Tim Groves Archive.

10/07/2021

This is a photo of Sheringham Fisherman Obadiah Cooper. Interesting Gansey.

From the Whitby Sculpture Heritage Trail. The sculptures include fishing girls, fishermen  and gansey knitting
03/07/2021

From the Whitby Sculpture Heritage Trail. The sculptures include fishing girls, fishermen and gansey knitting

Thanks to Jackie Harris for allowing the Museum to copy and share a photo of her Mum knitting in the round with fine Gan...
20/05/2021

Thanks to Jackie Harris for allowing the Museum to copy and share a photo of her Mum knitting in the round with fine Gansey Needles.

Thanks to Jackie Harris for allowing the Museum to copy and share a photo of her Mum knitting in the round with fine Gansey Needles.

Wonderful exhibition at Sheringham Museum.
20/05/2021

Wonderful exhibition at Sheringham Museum.

Gansey Exhibition is a big hit! Museum now open Mon-Sat 11-4.

13/05/2021

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our friends and visitors back to Sheringham Museum. Open from 11 am.

We look forward to welcoming you back to SHERINGHAM Museum when we re-open on Wed 19th May @ 11.00 am. Remember our 2021...
30/04/2021

We look forward to welcoming you back to SHERINGHAM Museum when we re-open on Wed 19th May @ 11.00 am. Remember our 2021 Special Exhbition is all about Ganseys and the wonderful Michael Harvey Knitting Collection. Exclusive to Sheringham Museum.

We look forward to welcoming you back to SHERINGHAM Museum when we re-open on Wed 19th May @ 11.00 am. Remember our 2021 Special Exhbition is all about Ganseys and the wonderful Michael Harvey Knitting Collection. Exclusive to Sheringham Museum.

I have had this sitting in a folder, in a box, for 30 years. So pleased to have found this card. “A Stitch in Time”....
24/04/2021

I have had this sitting in a folder, in a box, for 30 years. So pleased to have found this card.
“A Stitch in Time”....

I have had this sitting in a folder, in a box, for 30 years. So pleased to have found this card.
“A Stitch in Time”....

All the Ganseys for the 2021 Exhibition are now mounted with their explanatory text. A staggering job by Lisa Little. We...
22/04/2021

All the Ganseys for the 2021 Exhibition are now mounted with their explanatory text. A staggering job by Lisa Little. We await comments from our visitors after we open on 19th May. So looking forward to it!!
To go with the exhibition Stella Ruhe has written a heavily illustrated book which will be on sale in the Museum shop or through our online bookshop on our website

21/04/2021
15/04/2021

Click on video if it doesn’t immediately play. Make sure you activate sound for short spoken introduction.

12/04/2021
Obadiah Cooper, Coxswain of the J. C. Madge Lifeboat Sheringham.
09/04/2021

Obadiah Cooper, Coxswain of the J. C. Madge Lifeboat Sheringham.

Obadiah Cooper, Coxswain of the J. C. Madge Lifeboat Sheringham.

Rare photo of Peace Parade Sheringham c1918. A selected part shows a fisherman and his two boys wearing Ganseys. Further...
09/04/2021

Rare photo of Peace Parade Sheringham c1918. A selected part shows a fisherman and his two boys wearing Ganseys. Further research being done on this.

Rare photo of Peace Parade Sheringham c1918. A selected part shows a fisherman and his two boys wearing Ganseys. Further research being done on this.

Click on photo to view words under it.
04/04/2021

Click on photo to view words under it.

Click on photo to view words under it.

A very Happy Easter from all at Sheringham Museum!
01/04/2021

A very Happy Easter from all at Sheringham Museum!

Photos from Sheringham Museum's post
30/03/2021

Photos from Sheringham Museum's post

Photos from The Knitterman's post
28/03/2021

Photos from The Knitterman's post

Interesting where info about Ganseys appear!!
15/03/2021
The JFJ Sweater - A “Pattern” and Tips for Knitting

Interesting where info about Ganseys appear!!

The JFJ Sweater - A “Pattern” and Tips for Knitting Some folks have asked me for the pattern for the JFJ gansey sweater, and while I don’t have a “full” pattern, hopefully this post will help you be...

11/03/2021

Knitting Needles for Ganseys!

“Knitting needles were a needless expense if an old steel ribbed umbrella could be found. Once in the cupboard it was easily at hand if a needle became bent or a new set were needed, and it took only minutes to point up the tip and have them ready for work.”

Some recent photos from our new displays in the museum.
06/03/2021

Some recent photos from our new displays in the museum.

The Knitters lovely early painting of fisher girls.
25/02/2021

The Knitters lovely early painting of fisher girls.

The Knitters lovely early painting of fisher girls.

A celebration of some of our Gansey Experts from Norfolk, North Yorkshire & Holland
24/02/2021

A celebration of some of our Gansey Experts from Norfolk, North Yorkshire & Holland

Interesting photograph from SHERINGHAM. Nice Gansey.
23/02/2021

Interesting photograph from SHERINGHAM.
Nice Gansey.

Interesting photograph from SHERINGHAM.
Nice Gansey.

A significant article by Lisa Little on our Heritage Gansey Knitting Network Project. Enjoy the read!
19/02/2021

A significant article by Lisa Little on our Heritage Gansey Knitting Network Project. Enjoy the read!

The Michael Harvey CollectionIn this video, Lesley Lougher introduces Michael Harvey and his spectacular collection, now...
18/02/2021
Sheringham Museum

The Michael Harvey Collection

In this video, Lesley Lougher introduces Michael Harvey and his spectacular collection, now held at the museum. Various garments and accessories from his collection will be on dislay at the museum when we re-open. The link below takes you your Textile Section on the Website. Scroll down and click to watch Lesley

https://www.sheringhammuseum.co.uk/textile.html

Textiles at the Museum Sheringham Museum has long held an important collection of historic fishermen's ganseys - sweaters - many of them hand-knitted in the town. The recent bequest to the museum of significant artefacts from the collection of the late Michael Harvey, who was very well known for his...

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Excellent piece on Thursday's Antique Road Trip. You were all brilliant.
Will there be a gansey symposium this September?
At the Grit Fest,a Welsh lady had knitted her interpretation of a Lowestoft gansey.
It was the Grit Fest in Lowestoft last week, where we celebrated all things to do with the fishing industry. I was there with my collection of mini ganseys. So many people came to chat regarding these.