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17th August 2018

In All Stitched Up! #148 (HERE) we were looking forward to the 30th July as we anticipated World Embroidery Day 2018, but there was something we were looking forward to even more… our annual update on how Carla Crowther, Nancy Fisher and Peggy Kimble celebrated this special day!

Since 2015, the girls have let us know how they’ve taken their stitching to the streets – or the shores of Georgian Bay as the case may be – and again this year, they did not disappoint.

‘Once again we took a pause in our busy summer to spend some quiet time together with stitching sisters to enjoy the sensations of embroidery.

We listened to the waves lapping over the rocks on the shores of Georgian Bay while we felt the thread moving through our fingers. We listened to a cardinal singing as we handled the fabric.

It was a beautiful day and we were in our element. Peggy lured passers-by with her homemade butter tarts and we explained about all the myriad ways to embroider. There were examples of Shisha, Temari, Israeli Yemeni, Sashiko, Cross Stitch, Surface Embroidery, Stumpwork, Crewel Embroidery, Cut Work and Pulled Thread. It was wonderful to share our love of this art both with ourselves and with folk out for a walk.

 Our project for this year was chosen rather last minute from the most recent Inspirations Newsletter and was the design from The San Francisco School of Needlework.’

Carla, Nancy and Peggy, we love that you’re always so willing to evangelise embroidery beyond yourselves and hope Peggy’s butter tarts helped to convince a person or two they should take up their own needle and thread!

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