Yesterday I visited a textile exhibition in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. I didn't know what to expect as I hadn't read any "blurb", in fact, from the title, "Frayed" I suppose I was expecting some modern textile art pieces!
Time and Tide Museum, an amazing building that, in Victorian times, was a herring curing works. All the textiles on display had been thoroughly researched and so I photographed the information boards. I hope you can read them. There were also files of additional information available to read, if the museum/curator had published a book I think they would have sold many copies.
Hanging alongside each other were contemporary pieces by prisoners in the Fine Cell Work scheme and a quilt made by the female inmates of Newgate Prison in 1817 under the direction of Elizabeth Fry.
curator's blog for lots more information.