30 years of stitches
The South Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild celebrated its 30th anniversary with an exhibition of members’ work and a luncheon.
Guests took the opportunity to dress up in pearls, gloves, furs and hats for the pearl celebration.
More than 300 people enjoyed the rare treat and the large variety of embroidered items on display at the exhibition. There were displays by guest artists Lynette Mudge with her embroideries ‘‘Photos to Stitch’’ and the local potters from the Tokoroa Art Society were also well received.
Tokoroa District Lions provided a tasty lunch which was enjoyed by 50 women and Mayor Neil Sinclair.
Several past members of the South Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild, including original members Thea van Rooijen and Anna Cornellissen, together with guest embroiderers from the Waikato Bay of Plenty region, were also treated to the hidden talents of Pearly Queen Pam Etheridge and Raewyn Alderton as they entertained the guests in style with a mock court as they told the history of the club from 1981 to present day.
They assisted life member Margaret Denton to cut the cake.
CELEBRATION: The South Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild celebrated its 30th anniversary.