Stitchers go to market to publicise their craft group
SKILLFUL embroiderers demonstrated their craft as part of National Stitch Day.
The members of the Macclesfield and District branch of the Embroiders’ Guild were at the Treacle Market, where they showed off a variety of their work.
The display also included work by primary school pupils at Kettleshulme St James Primary School, who have worked with the guild to create their own work of art.
Hilary Fish, joint chair of the 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 called a ‘Guild’ it is stuffy and exclusive, but nothing could be further from the truth”.
The local branch meets between 1.30pm and 3.30pm, on the third Thursday of each month, at St John’s Church Hall on Wilwick Lane.
There are no meetings in July and August.
The branch also holds skills sharing sessions and organises day schools and outings.
For more information go to embroiderersguild. com.
●● Members of the Macclesfield and District Branch of the Embroiders Guild at their stall on the Treacle Market