At The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral
COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF WORLD WAR 1 WITH EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT THE UK, EACH ONE COMPRISING 100 HEARTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH SSAFA - THE ARMED FORCES CHARITY (WILTS)
We invited Guild members to take part in the commemoration of the ending of WW1 a 100 years ago by producing one heart. Each heart would be included in at least one exhibition and, ideally, the exhibition would be as near to their home location as possible. Between 100 and 200 hearts will be included in exhibitions at the 2018 Knitting & Stitching Shows (space permitting) and/or the NEC in 2019 and in other major venues throughout the UK.
The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Cathedral Close, Tombland, Norwich
For more information about the exhibition go to the Cathedral website
Lest We Forget
“Lest we Forget” are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago. Those who fought in World War 1 are now fading memories to the generation who came after and soon they too will be lost to us.
Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned. In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to be part of the commemoration of all those who took part in World War 1. Using cloth and thread as both a medium and metaphor, textile artists, members of the Embroiderers' Guild, have interpreted the stories as unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts.
The pieces illustrate to a new generation the men and the animals that accompanied them; the uniforms worn and medals won; the regiments that fought together and the family members fondly remembered; the songs that kept their spirits high and the words they wrote to those back home. These will be unique and thoughtful exhibitions put together to fulfil the hope of a generation not to be forgotten.