Ordsall Hall presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing exhibitions. From contemporary art to local history interest, textiles to photography, community exhibitions and local artists, there is something for everyone!
You can also visit our permanent exhibition, the Frederic Shields Gallery where you can meet some of the main characters that have lived at the Hall over the centuries!
Now & Then: 60th Anniversary of the Embroiderers' Guild
Sunday 14th February to Sunday 22nd May 2016
The Manchester Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild, now Megastitchers, was formed n 1956. There are currently about sixty members of all ages, and with a variety of interests - traditional and contemporary embroidery and also many related crafts, including patchwork and quilting, felt making, lace and beadwork.
'Now & Then' shows some of the more recent work, both group and individual, as well as pieces from the past. Member's school and childhood embroidery is included, some dating back to the 1950s. Old and modern threads and magazines are also on display. Some of the work is from kits and patterns but most pieces are the stitcher's own designs.
School and Childhood Embroidery Reminiscence
Tuesday 15th March, Wednesday 30th March, Thursday 28th April, Sunday 15th May, 1:00 - 4:00pm, FREE
Bring your school embroidery and tell members of the Embroiderers' Guild about it. They will put your story and photo of your work online! Find out more.
Explore a stitch
Sunday 20th March, Sunday 24th April, Tuesday 3rd May, Wednesday 18th May, 1:00 - 3:30pm, £5
Come along and let members of the Embroiderers' Guild help you develop your knowledge of embroidery stitches, using motifs from the Radclyffe Bed. Find out more.
Monday 4th April, Wednesday 6th April, Sunday 10th April, £1.50
Members of the Embroiderers' Guild will show you how to use simple stitches to create a colourful bookmark. Find out more.