Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Big Stitch
Saturday 1 December 2012, 11am–4pm
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in partnership with the Embroiderers’ Guild
Join us for a celebration of all things embroidered with events and activities taking place around the Museum suitable for all ages. Study the history of embroidery in the special exhibition and in the Ashmolean’s permanent galleries which house one of the finest collections of textiles in the country. Add your own contribution to the world’s longest embroidery and help us set a new world record; see both cutting-edge and traditional embroidery demonstrations; take a guided tour or learn more in a lecture; and enjoy stitching activities for all ages. Bring your own project, or start something new just in time for Christmas. Experts will be on hand to help you improve your stitching or to get you started if you’re a complete needle-novice.
Some Japanese embroidery friends and I will be demonstrating Japanese embroidery in the Threads of Silk and Gold exhibition and in gallery 35.
If you are coming to The Big Stitch, drop by and say hello :-)