Monday, 30 April 2012

Harwich & Dovercourt Millennium Embroideries

Last Tuesday saw many of the branch members at the International Ferry terminal at Harwich; sadly, it was not for a cruise to get away from the weather. We did, however, have a very rewarding morning with Jean Campbell and the Harwich and Dovercourt Millennium Embroideries, which are displayed at the terminal.

Jean talked about the ten local ladies who became the Tendring Hundred Embroidery group and who, over a period of 5 years and approximately 12,500 hours, researched and stitched the history of the area. 8 large and 7 smaller panels tell the story from King Alfred repelling the Vikings through to the present day. Much to Jean’s joy, the story was completed when she proudly showed the embroideries to our present Queen, on a visit to Harwich.

The International Ferry terminal is now the permanent home for the Embroideries, which can be seen at any time the terminal is open, admission free. There is a good little coffee bar on site.

Barbara Bexley




 

Friday, 6 April 2012

10th April meeting at Firstsite

Our 10th April meeting will be a social held at Firstsite in Colchester from 11am to 1pm.
Anyone interested in what we do at the guild or joining up is more than welcome to come along and meet us for a chat and a coffee.
Some of our members will be bringing some of their work along to show and tell, if you are thinking of joining and want some advice on a project you are working on feel free to bring it along.
We look forward to meeting you!