26th September 2018
26th September – 17th October
In association with The Embroiderers’ Guild
“Lest we Forget” are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago. Those who fought in World War 1 are now fading memories to the generation who came after, and soon they too will be lost to us. Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned. In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to be part of the commemoration of all those who took part in World War 1. Using cloth and thread as both a medium and metaphor, textile artists will interpret the stories as unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts. The pieces will illustrate to a new generation the men and the animals that accompanied them; the uniforms worn and medals won; the regiments that fought together and the family members fondly remembered; the songs that kept their spirits high and the words they wrote to those back home. This will be a unique and thoughtful exhibition put together to fulfil the hope of a generation not to be forgotten.
Members of the Richmond and Leyburn Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild will be holding a Stitch Day on the 8th October. From 10.30-3pm, the talented members will be stitching in the exhibition space, to talk to visitors about their work and the inspiration behind their designs and showing visitors some of their work in progress.
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