AN EXHIBITION of embroidery
and textile art, inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels, has just
opened in the Galilee Chapel, in Durham Cathedral,
and will be on display until 23 June. It includes this Celtic cross
created by Melita Butterell, of the Cathedral Broderers, using a
whole range of techniques.
More than 100 members from
12 branches of the north-east region of the Embroiderers' Guild are
showing their work, and the exhibition - as well as being
entrancing in itself - will whet public enthusiasm for the arrival
of the actual Lindisfarne Gospels in Durham next month.
The Gospels, on loan from
the British Library, will be on display at the Palace Green
Library, part of Durham University and close to the cathedral, from
1 July to 30 September.