Building on our collaboration with the local National Trust and our exhibition at Wightwick Manor, earlier this year, we held our National Stitch Day event on the 5th of August at the beautiful and unique location of the Rock Houses in Kinver. The day started with a torrential thunderstorm but visitors were undeterred and before long the sky was blue and the sunshine was glorious.
Our bunting fluttered in the breeze outside the cottages,
while inside, a whole "flutter" of butterflies created by our members were on display,
along with a wide range of additional textile pieces.
We had a wonderful day sharing what we love with everyone; demonstrating kantha stitch, rag rugging and the stitching of a contemporary sampler.
Giving members of the public the opportunity to create their own beautiful butterflies out of felt, stitch and embellishments.
It was a fabulous opportunity to present our work to a new audience and to encourage everyone to discover the joys of textile art and embroidery.