This completed project will tell the story of the Major historical events during the last Century, beautifully worked in Embroidery, as well as identifying the people who created the work. By exhibiting this unique masterpiece when finished, it should raise substantial sums of money for The War Child Charity and favourite charities of those groups who have participated in this project.
We are still in need of a number of needlework groups to take on a panel for this project. Each group must consist of at least five people. We cannot allow individuals to take on a panel, the volume of work would be too prohibitive for one person.
The people working on the panels should be reasonably skilled embroiders. If your members have qualifications, then that is a bonus. I have seen wonderful work done by people who would never attempt to sit an exam, but their embroidery would pass with honours. We want people who are enthusiastic with a love of embroidery and creation.
The fabrics for this project have been generously donated by Coats Crafts UK. This consists of a main panel of satin face surface linen, with a top and bottom border, as well as a side date panel in 28 count Charles Craft 'Monaco'. Embroidery silks and other fabrics are not provided and must be supplied by the group working the panel.
I am pleased to work with Shirley Caddy who does mail order embroidery for this project. Click here to see some of Shirleys work.
Examples of year numbers, borders and the wren can be found in our guidelines page.
Should you require any further information please contact us.
I am often asked what happens when the project is finally completed. To raise funds it will be exhibited in major towns and cities. as we have groups from countries other than Britain I feel sure we will also be taking it abroad. Monies raised will be from entrance fees, plus the sale of related items ,ie, cards, tea-towels,pictures etc. Don't forget this project will be one of the worlds major treasures when completed. Finally It should end up in one of the top museums, people say surely it will be too large for a museum, but if any of you have been to the American Museum in Bath you will see they hang their quilts in a book form which takes up a fraction of the space.
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