25 Jul 2021

Treasures of Stitch - the Wairarapa Embroiderers' Guild

From Standing Room Only, 2:48 pm on 25 July 2021

40 years of painstakingly embroidered tablecloths, doll outfits and even portraits that look like paintings are on show in Wairarapa to celebrate the local guild's anniversary.

Marjorie McGregor set up Stitch - the Wairarapa Embroiderers' Guild - and in its heyday there were around a hundred members.

While the numbers are down, enthusiasm remains high among the members for embroidery in its numerous forms - from tapestry and cross stitch to stump work. 

Masteron's Aratoi Museum is hosting an exhibition drawn from the Guild's work.

Lynn Freeman spoke to the Guild's immediate past President, Jenny Cox, and to the current President Jenny Russell who explains the exhibition's title: More Precious than Rubies, Treasures from 40 years of Stitch:

The exhibition is on now at Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in  Masterton. 

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