StitchEdinburgh at 60

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StitchEdinburgh at 60


60th Anniversary Exhibition


1954 - 2014

featuring 'Edinburgh@60'

An exhibition of stitched postcards on the theme of Edinburgh, sixty, diamond or the Embroiderers' Guild.

Our 60th Anniversary Exhibition took place throughout August 2014.

We were able to exhibit in the Resurrection Chapel of St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral in Palmerston Place, Edinburgh thanks to the generosity and practical help of the cathedral management and staff.


Over the 31 days it was open we averaged over 200 visitors a day. Many of these came specifically to see an embroidery exhibition, others discovered the display while exploring the magnificent cathedral building or visiting the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry in the same building. It was a fantastic opportunity to promote and publicise the Edinburgh Branch and the Embroiderers' Guild in general, about 1000 publicity cards were handed out.


Visitors were complimentary about the range and quality of the work on display and many had their eyes opened to what embroidery (or textile art) means today. The Young Embroiderers' Exhibition provoked sincere admiration.


The space for hanging the exhibits presented challenges and opportunities for those in charge of hanging and the light from the outstanding Millenium Window above our exhibition provided an additional colourful display on the stone walls and floors in bright weather.


Light from all directions (and multitudes of reflections) precluded good amateur photography of all the 100 exhibits, so only general views of the exhibition are shown in the photos below.


The World's Longest Embroidery (or the 100 metres we had for the exhibition) was a great focal point. We had individuals and small groups of family and friends of all ages (and genders) adding a small motif or message. Our message to them was that anyone can 'do embroidery'.


Click on an image below for the full picture.

(Some pictures taken during exhibition set-up.)

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