The tea cosy designed and stitched by Hetsie van Wyk was worked on pink linen which showed up the stitching beautifully. Don't you just love those two dainty little triangular areas across the centre?
Another of Hetsie's embroidered works, this one in a shimmering silk thread and combining surface embroidery and a variety of openwork techniques:
There was so much to admire that I will have to pay the museum another visit one day. I didn't get a chance to look closely at the collection of Emily Hobhouse's lace though I did notice a couple of pieces of very fine needlepoint lace - well worth going back to see.