A crafty way to mark centenary
Knit & Stitch group unveils hanging
AGROUP of crafters have helped to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the First World War outbreak.
The Ruislip Knit & Stitch group unveiled a wall hanging based on the John McCrae war poem, In Flanders Field, at Manor Farm Library on Tuesday, September 9.
Jackie Scurie led the project in response to a request from the library to add to the borough’s First World War Centenary commemorations.
She said: “We were invited to create a piece of textile art and our members worked together to develop ideas. Once the design was agreed, the group swung into action to research suitable fonts and work out the charts for the cross stitch panels, which carry the poem and title board.”
Once the various elements of the wall hanging were complete, the ladies worked to piece it together during their weekly meetings at the library in Bury Street, Ruislip.
The finished wall hanging is a collage that makes use of a variety of techniques, including cross stitch, appliqué, tapestry, beading and crochet.
The project began in March and will now be on permanent display at Manor Farm Library.
Ruislip Knit & Stitch meets every Tuesday at Manor Farm Library, from 6pm to 7.30pm.
The group is open to anyone who enjoys textile crafts, be it knitting, crochet, tapestry, quilting, embroidery or any other form of textile art.
Bags of experience are not required – beginners are welcomed as warmly as experts and members learn new crafts from one another and share techniques, tips and creative projects.