EMBROIDERERs and textile experts are marking their 20th anniversary with a special exhibition.

Since 1999 enthusiasts from all over the region have been gathering in the tiny village of Snape near Bedale, to work together, try out new techniques and swap ideas.

On Bank Holiday Monday August 26 they will be showing off their work with their annual display in the village hall.

Oneof the organisers Sarah Lowe said Snape Textile Group which has members from as far away as Durham and York has been holding monthly workshops since it was formed giving members the chance to learn new skills and extend their repertoire in textile techniques.

She added: "These workshops have been led by famous names in the world of textiles, who have travelled from all over the country to teach the group. This year’s workshops have been led by well-known artists including Clare Bullock, Hellen Edwards and Liz Reed.

This is the Group’s fourteenth annual exhibition and will feature a wide range of contemporary and traditional items produced over the past year, including nuno felt landscapes, floral felt pictures, driftwood ‘wee folk’ and machine embroidered bugs."

The exhibition is in the Joiner’s Old Workshop, Laurel Grove from 1pm, coinciding with the annual fruit and flower show, garden fete and history exhibition.