Monday, July 27, 2015

World Embroidery Day

In 2011, a local group of ladies belonging to Broderiakademin, Sweden's embroidery guild, took the initiative to plan and create a special day to celebrate embroidery. "They wanted to acknowledge embroiderery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas." This small part, was taken from the Embroidery Manifesto . Please scroll down the page to get the whole manifesto in English.

As a result, July 30th became World Embroidery Day. This has now become an annual event around the world.

What will you do to celebrate? Will you stitch with friends, stitch in public or will you prefer to do it privately, in the comfort of your home? Whatever you decide, I hope you enjoy the day.

Thanks, M. for telling me about this.
Here's a few embroidery blogs to also check:

I haven't touched this piece of hand work all summer. Maybe I'll do some on Thursday?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the info re World Embroidery Day - I'll have to put that on my blog as well. As for me - I'll definitely be at home working on my 'secret' crazy quilt project.