AN embroidered portrait of Lady Anne Clifford, the 17th century restorer of Skipton Castle, and 'legend in her own lifetime' forms part of an exhibition  taking place at Skipton's Mill Bridge Gallery.

'Ways of Seeing: Historic Craven' features the work of several artists and follows on from the recent 'Challenge 1675' exhibition where artists produced miniature artworks inspired by the date of the recently grade two listed gallery building.

Work include paintings in a variety of medium, prints, sculpture, feltwork, textiles and embroidery.

Some have previously been exhibited in The Folly, Settle, which was built in 1679, and at Skipton Castle, while others are being shown for the first time.

They include three embroidered textile works by Gilly Craven, last exhibited at Skipton Castle in 2005.

Gilly became interested in the history and architecture of the castle after reading The Diaries of Lady Anne Clifford.

"Back in my workroom I made samples and working them up into finished pieces using textiles and machine embroidery.

"The finished pieces became part of my second exhibition in the Castle Granary courtesy of Sebastian Fattorini in 2005”.

The exhibition at Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton opens on Thursday, October 26 and runs until November 11. The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm.