7 August 2015

National Stitch Day - Saturday 1st August 2015

Pamela & Patricia
 Last Saturday was National Stitch Day with Guild branches all over the country stitching in all sort of unusual places and encouraging members of the public to "have a go!"

Patricia arranged with her local branch of Morrisons supermarket to stitch in their foyer and was joined by three other intrepid ladies, Pamela, Wendy and Sue S. (who took all the photographs).

They had a really good day and there was a lot of interest in the work on show.  The aim was to raise awareness of the lovely art of sewing, and the profile of the Guild.  Naturally we also hope to encourage people to experience the joys of sewing for themselves and, hopefully, gain new members for our Branch.

Here are Patricia and Wendy among the trolleys.  It was a cold wet day, so the foyer was rather draughty, but embroiderers are made of stern stuff and they presented very sunny faces to the shoppers coming into the store.

Sue's sculptured cloth doll

A shopper stops to admire the display of skills on show.

Well done Padiham & District ladies, and thank you Morrisons for hosting this event for us.  J