National Stitch Day

August 1st, 2015
Our members recorded their contributions to the National Stitch Day spent at our many local libraries. Our displays and work were to promote the work we do as members of the Embroiderers' Guild. 

One of the oldest visitors was a founder member of the Wolverhampton branch of the Embroiderers' Guild and the youngest was two years old ~ it was the first time she had held a needle (see below)

 If members of the public wanted to participate, the theme was based on The Mad Hatter's Tea Party from Alice in Wonderland

 We welcomed a lot of visitors who were delighted and intrigued by our vast array of work in a plethora of techniques
Louise at Lower Gornal Library

 Mary and Louise at Lower Gornal
 Our youngest recruit at Lower Gornal (and the prettiest!) Just two years old and the first time she had held a needle

 Ruth, Jean, Dina and Joy at Finchfield library

 Pat, Lillian and Joy at Sedgley library

 Shirley and Cathy at Brewood library
 Lorraine and Kay with Judith and Dawn at Stourbridge library
 Kay and the lovely display at Stourbridge library

 Judy Higgins, Pauline  and Cheryl Holmes


Debbie, Janet and Martha with Elise at Penn library

Cheryl and Elaine with Debbie at Kingswinford Library

We were present at Dudley, Gornal, Sedgley, Penn, Brewood, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Wordsley and Finchfield libraries.
Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to attend. It is much appreciated! Special thanks to Margaret Biggs, Louise Bloomer, Pat Withers, Lillian Owen, Carole Bryant and Joy Griffiths for organising the event in co-operation with Cheryl and Sue from the committee of Stourbridge branch of the Embroiderers' Guild. Thank you also to all nine libraries who welcomed us and made National Stitch Day possible ~ Jen Beardsmore and Sharon Byard, thank you.

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