30 years of stitches

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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.

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