Early Sealers and Whalers

 stitched by the Marlborough Guild

Early Sealers and Whalers

This panel was chosen by the Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild because of our area’s association with the early Sealers and Whalers. The panel depicts not only the motifs from the old whaling industry, but also the newer emblems of conservation today. There are now whale spotters with binoculars instead of harpoons, and many visitors with cameras, while seals bask unmolested on the rocks along our shorelines.

Stitching began during our 30th anniversary celebrations in August 2013, and members, including some from Kaikoura Guild, worked hard to complete the panel in 13 months.