A rich vein of talent takes work to capital

A photo of the display by members of the NE Region, Embroiderers' Guild  at Alexandra Palace, London 'Mining a Golden Seam.  Exhibition of embroidery and textile art.
A photo of the display by members of the NE Region, Embroiderers' Guild at Alexandra Palace, London 'Mining a Golden Seam. Exhibition of embroidery and textile art.
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North East Embroiderers’ Guild

A CELEBRATION of North East heritage has been taken to the capital.

Members of the North East Embroiderers’ Guild have created more than 80 pieces of work on the theme Mining a Golden Seam to show the mining heritage of the region and its geology and resources.

There are also examples of home-made garments by the guild, which includes a group in Ponteland.

The exhibition has been touring the region over the last year and this month the work was taken to London for the Knitting and Stitching Show.

More than 40,000 visitors attended the event at Alexandra Palace over four days.

North East Regional Chairman of the Guild Joy Bradshaw said: “To sow the seeds of an idea and find that something amazing happens is tremendously rewarding – an achievement which we can all celebrate.”

The display will next move on to Harrogate.

The guild offers members the chance to learn more about the varied embroidery techniques and take part in projects. It is open to all, whether experienced stitchers or novices learning a new skill.

For more information visit www.embroiderersguild.com