My Treasure – Christine Turner
‘Guest Hand Towel’
‘This guest hand towel was embroidered by my Granny Bruce for her son (my Daddy) when he married my Mum in June 1948. The embroidered letter ‘B’ represents our family name ‘Bruce’. Granny did piece work embroidery, mainly on handkerchiefs for a company in Newtownards. Every Friday she used to go into Newtownards to deliver what she had embroidered and to pick up a new batch. She did not have electricity and always sat on the sofa by the window to sew. She mostly made plain white very fine embroidery’.
Story written by Christine Turner (née Bruce) from Bready and member of Causeway Yarn spinners