The other day I mentioned the Black Gold Tapestry exhibit at the Glenbow Museum. Today I’ll talk about the Eye of the Needle exhibit that I also visited while I was there.
The Black Gold Tapestry is on display at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum as part of the Canada 150 celebration. It’s on display until May 21, 2018, and was installed and first opened on October 7, 2017. I visited the Glenbow with another textile-loving friend (the owner of Black Sheep Handspvn) in early November.
Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace in person
In my previous post I showed the display of silver necklaces from the museum castle at Hämeenlinna. Today I’ll go into further detail on the necklace they had on display – the Linnaniemi, Hämeenlinna hoard necklace.
(I realized only after the fact, that I had a lot of up-close photos, but not many whole-necklace photos… and unfortunately, the one above was the best one!)
Warning… this post has a LOT of detail, which might not be interesting to my regular readers!
In November I visited Hämeenlinna (the castle Häme in the town Hämeenlinna in Finland) and pretty much near-exclusively visited in order to see the necklace artefact that I based my A&S project on when I made a necklace inspired by it.
Quotes are taken verbatim from the display – there are some grammatical errors, but I’m just pleased that there was an English explanation to begin with!