There is no Planet B

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.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to There is no Planet B

  1. Yes, absolutely. There is no Planet B 🌍🙏


  2. Karen says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Shame to be missing your exhibition but your visitors are in for a treat. You have some beautiful work there.


  3. Juliana says:

    I always love seeing your beautiful work. So sorry you have covid. Take good care of yourself!


  4. kathyreeves says:

    Hope you don’t have a rough go with the COVID. Always a treat to see your needlework. I do love those turning leaves!


  5. So sorry you have tested positive! It is awful to miss your family coming from so far away.


  6. Laura says:

    I am so sorry that Covid is preventing you from enjoying your family, Margaret! I hope you have a quick recovery!
    Love that you considered those who are not proficient in embroidery, but either want to learn and improve, or just stitch for the fun of it and no worries about perfection! 🙂


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  8. Your entries for the exhibition are lovely. Look after yourself and get better.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Jane M says:

    All your pieces are beautiful. Sorry to hear you have covid, hopefully not too badly and there are worse places than your sewing room to be banished too.

    Liked by 1 person

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