Happy National Stitch Day :)

Dear Reader

As you know I do like my crafts and spending time on them. However presently I am having to use the time spent on them as a reward for doing other things. So today being my Saturday off it means that Park Run – and it was raining, actually chucking it down.Β  However I did it! πŸ™‚

It’s been a long six months sorting out my hip but now I’m back to doing exercise. I just need an incentive.Β  I had seen advertised an event for National Stitch Day at John Lewis so after my run I popped in to see what it is all about.Β  The idea is to pass on skills and to gain more members to the Embroidery Guild. I was invited to stitch a button onto a bag.

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I then worked on the cushion cover that I started at the textile workshop at the Arts Complex. With the ladies encouragement I finished blanket stitching the rabbit.

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I could have started working on another bit of it but housework needs to be done. Also I’m making a fish pie for dinner. I’d best get on.
Blessings πŸ™‚

#Cannock #Embroidery

Hello Dear Reader

As you know I am a fairly busy lass, but I try to make time to do things that I enjoy.Β  A few weeks back my wonderful friend Di suggested that we go and see a tapestry in Cannock. She was very enthusiastic about itΒ  so I got my diary out and found a date.

The Tapestry/Embroidery was created by Chadsmoor Tapestry Group, who meet at Chadsmoor Methodist Church.Β  It was started many moons ago to create a piece for the Church to represent the many groups that meet there.

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From there the group decided to re-cover the seats. The church as far as Methodist Churches go is more ornate than ususal. For a start there is some beautiful stained glass.

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The group took the theme of creation and following it they produced this. I apologise that my photos really do not do their beauty justice.

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My favourite is the Octopus! I love it!

So from there they recieved a commission to produce a piece to hang in the Cannock Council Offices, Civic Suite. The piece represents the local area and is a beautiful work of art.

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If you loved the Bats….wait there is more.

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The Embroidery can be viewed Monday-Friday, roughly office hours, at the Council Offices please telephone 01543 462621 for more details.

The Cannock Tapestry group meet on a Wednesday evening. They are having an Open Day at the Church on Saturday 29th June.

The group is very friendly and I enjoyed talking to them about their work as well as spending time admiring it!

Blessings! πŸ˜€