July 30th: World Embroidery Day

July 30th is the 5th World Embroidery Day.

This was begun by the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild and they invite people all over the world to participate in the peaceful occupation of Embroidery.

We will be celebrating World Embroidery Day at Mrs. Nicholson Home this Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3 pm. If you would like to come and stitch in front of our store, please do!

I will be !

Below are quotes from the World Embroidery Day Manifesto:

“To embroider is a peaceful occupation”

“People embroider out of joy”

“We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to

free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged

northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters

and brothers all over the world.”

“We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement.”