National Stitch Day – 2017

The following members of Marlborough and District Embroiderers’ Guild Branch met up in Calne Library to celebrate National Stitch Day. Linda Wells, Lindsay Sherwood, Diana King, Ann Kingdon and Chris Cook. We were treated to coffee and biscuits and made very welcome by the library. We put up a small display of our work,  stitched and had great fun.
Report and photo by Chris C
Thank you Chris.  Ros
On Saturday, 29th July, a group of EG members who also do Turkey work in The Merchant’s House in Marlborough had agreed to work outside for National Stitch Day.

We took our frames down from the beautiful Panelled Chamber where we usually work and set ourselves up in front of The Merchant’s House, a 17th century restored silk merchant’s property in Marlborough’s High Street.

A rota of volunteers are making seats and backs for a set of 12 dining chairs. The striking design, which looks like a Turkish carpet, attracted lots of attention from shoppers and visitors. Many stopped to talk and were told about the EG and The Merchant’s House.

It soon began to rain but we were dry under the colonnaded cover which runs along much of the High Street, which was busy with the market in front of us and the shops behind.

We didn’t get much Turkey work done but it was a good chance to show people how one simple stitch gives such gorgeous results and working in public is a good showcase for a traditional craft.
Thank you Rosemary, Audrey and Ann for your report and photos.
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