Monday, July 25, 2016

World Embroidery Day

Manifesto for World Embroidery Day 30th of July

Wishing you a Happy World Embroidery Day July 30 - read more about this day created by the Swedish Embroidery Guild at www.broderiakademin.nuTextile reflects our world; embroideries can show the expressions of our time. Embroidery and textiles can focus on the social injustices between countries.

By the means of embroidery we can draw attention to the necessity of engaging in the force of textile in global trade and with it in world peace. Textiles is a power and let us use embroidery as an inspiration for people to engage in creativity that leads to a better understanding between countries
and between people.

To embroider is a peaceful occupation. It can be traditional made from a common remembrance, drawn designs, from a pattern, or from your own imagination. You embroider for joy, beauty, decoration and for the creation of identity.

Stitches can be decorative, beautiful, comforting, repeating, healing, telling, pleasurable,
rebellious, caressing and perfect.

People embroider out of joy, as a hobby, professionally, for the bare necessities of life and as an act of freedom. You embroider together with others or in meditative solitude.

We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.

We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.

The initiative came from Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish
Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv, 30th
July 2011. The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery
Day will spread around the world. Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake
of Peace, Freedom and Equality.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Show and Tell

Don't forget to bring your completed items to our Quarterly Meeting for Show and Tell. Write information about your project on an index card to be read to the group.

There is a notebook for each member to list finished projects. Make sure to complete your page!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Christmas in July

July 26
10 am @ Cokesbury

We will be making folded fabric Christmas balls.
Register by July 15 to Jean so that kits can be prepared. Kit cost is $10, and each kit will make one ball. Extra kits may be ordered.

Bring scissors and a thimble. You will be pushing in about 200 pins into a styrofoam ball, so a thimble will save your fingertips.

The registration form can be found in the newsletter, or contact for more information.