I’m a member of Skipton Stitchers, formerly of the Embroiders Guild, every couple of years we hold an exhibition, showing the community our wide range of styles, hopefully encouraging people to take up a needle and thread and maybe joining our friendly group.
We did have an exhibition planned for 2020 with the theme of There is no Planet B. This obviously got cancelled and when we finally reopened we exhibited stitching we had done in lockdown instead.
This year we decided to hold an exhibition with the ‘There is no Planet B’ title. This covers a wide range of work, for example using recycled textiles or natural world themes. It’s being held this weekend in Skipton at Christchurch.
Unfortunately I can’t be there as my OH and I had planned a weekend in London to meet up with family visiting from Australia. I’ve just tested positive to covid so my plans are scuppered anyway and I’ve been banished to my sewing room!
I do have a few things being exhibited though…
Some people hesitated about including the Stitching Bee Challenge piece (mine is the spiral above) as they felt their stitching wasn’t the usual standard, as in true GBSB fashion we had 1.5 hours to produce something from identical fabric swatches. I argued that just showing amazing and perfect stitching could put people off joining, I know when I was deciding which group to join a nearby group had some stunning work on their website and my thought was that I wasn’t good enough. Hopefully enough people have included their pieces so we can display them together.
So if you are within striking distance of Skipton this weekend, I recommend a visit, I think there’s a £2 entrance fee just to help us cover costs but there is some beautiful and very varied work on show.