Hair work embroideries by Various

These ten ‘hair work’ embroideries are all worked on silk and date back to the 18th century.


Hair on silk
Width varies from 13-34 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Joan Hurst through The Art Fund

As a specialist form of needlework, the gift adds a fascinating dimension to Bury Art Museum’s needlework samplers. The works help to illustrate the lives of 'genteel' ladies, fitting well into the museum’s displays of crafts and pastimes, gender issues, and providing a link to the social process of mourning.


Joan Hurst.

Venue details

Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre Moss Street, Bury Greater Manchester BL9 0DR 0161 253 5878

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Tue – Fri, 10am – 5pm Sat, 10am – 4.30pm