Today’s World Embroidery Day – what are you doing to celebrate?
The concept of World Embroidery Day came from the Skane Branch of the Swedish Embroidery Guild (Broderiakademin). You can read more about them here
The Swedish Guild also wrote this inspiring Manifesto to go with World Embroidery Day
Our Guild’s Celebrations
We emailed the Swedish Guild to find out how they celebrate World Embroidery Day and they wrote back saying that they go to cafes and stitch. So hey that’s what we did too!
Here are some of us at the retro and funky Bite to Eat cafe at Chifley this morning.
Here’s a peek at some of the stitchy goodness going on with all the chat and coffee.
Sandra Pollard was stitching this vintage piece
Leonie Hunt was also working on a vintage piece
and Jillian Farrer was chain stitching this piece with a real pop of colour
We’re hoping to post some photos from the group who met at the Arboretum cafe on Facebook soon.
One of our members Tracey Kent couldn’t join us for the cafe fun but celebrated the day at her school – how awesome is that!
More Stitchy Goodness
Now as a bonus to celebrate World Embroidery Day here are some lovely embellished and stitched surfaces.
Monica Andrew has just finished this creative and contemporary cushion featuring entrapped objects and an embellished surface
For a different kind of embellished embroidery here’s a delicate and too cute elephant softie stitched by Barbara Adams
If you’re a fan of Gary Clarke designs you’ll love this elegant entrapped organza piece stitched by Agnes Sciberras
Agnes has also embellished this lovely painted canvas