Stitching a Welcome to Athletes of the World
A tribute in stitch by members of the Embroiderers’ Guild
To welcome the athletes from around the world the Embroiderers’ Guild has produced a spectacular tribute in stitch by creating nearly 3000 embroidered postcard sized images depicting the life and times of over two hundred sporting nations.
Each country is represented by a series of postcards opening out like a concertina book. From the national flag at the top there is a cascade of embroidered images of national costume, customs, currency, fauna, flora, food, and landmarks. The skills and creativity of the Embroiderers’ Guild members shine through with the wide variety of materials and techniques used to develop their design ideas. Cards were stitched by members with various levels of stitching experience. Others were created by our Young Embroiderers.
The Embroiderers’ Guild is an educational charity promoting the art of embroidery and related crafts, encouraging and nurturing the talents of all stitchers from beginners or professionals. It has 10,000 members in the UK and overseas with many belonging to the 195 branches throughout the UK. There is also a network of Young Embroiderers Groups for young members aged 5 – 18 years.
The Embroiderers’ Guild has a museum collection of historical and contemporary textiles and a reference library of rare books on embroidery, publishes two embroidery magazines, organises foreign tours of textile interest and runs workshops throughout the country including City and Guilds courses. The Embroiderers’ Guild has enjoyed Royal Patronage since 1924, presently that of HRH The Duchess of Gloucester GCVO.
Wednesday 10th October - Sunday 4th November
10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday
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Wed 8th May - Sun 9th Jun
Eye Wonder - Alistair Cowin & NEW College
Thu 13th - Sat 15th Jun
NEW College Art and Design Students present END OF YEAR SHOW
Wed 31st Jul - Sun 1st Sep
Ann Bennett - Tabula Rasa
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Linda Mae - Serendipity