Threading together support for craft guild
EMBROIDERERS’ Guild members aim to reap what they ‘sew’ by demonstrating their skills to potential new members ahead of National Stitch Day.
The organisation’s Macclesfield and District branch will show visitors to Treacle Market embroidery in action as well as completed pieces by Kettleshulme St James Primary School pupils at St Michael’s Church on Sunday, July 26.
Hilary Fish, joint chairwoman of the EG Macclesfield and District branch, said: “National Stitch Day was introduced as a way to make people more aware of the wide range of activities offered by the Embroiderers’ Guild, which has branches throughout the UK.
“You may think that because it is a ‘guild’ it is stuffy and exclusive, but nothing could be further from the truth”.
She added that anyone with an interest in fabrics, colour, threads and stitch was welcome, from beginners to City and Guilds qualified embroiderers.
The group meets from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at St John’s Church Hall on Wilwick Lane on the third Thursday of each month except in July and August.
National Stitch Day is on August 1.
See embroiderersguild. com for more information.