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100 Hearts Exhibitions

posted 27 Jul 2018, 00:12 by Suella Postles

100 Hearts Exhibitions


"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 medium and metaphor, textile artists will interpret the stories as unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts.   The pieces will illustrate to a new generation the men and the animals that accompanied the; 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.

100 Hearts is a different mixture of pieces at each venue.   Exhibitions have been organised at:

Knit & Stitch, Alexandra Palace, London         11th - 14th October, 2018

Knit & Stitch, Harrogate                                22nd - 25th November, 2018

NEC,  Birmingham                                        March, 2019

Norwich Cathedral, Norwich                           November, 2018

Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool                        10th September - 7th October, 2018

Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn               26th September - 17th October, 2018

Weston Park, Shifnal, Shropshire                    29th September - 30th October, 2018

Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury                    mid October, 2018 - January, 2019

Chertsey Museum                                            1st - 20th September, 

Frome Museum,                                               early September - mid October

RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil                                    24th October,  -  31st November

Old Low Lights Gallery, North Shields                1st October - 30th November

Stroud Museum in the Park                               3rd November - 2nd December

Please check the Guild and Venue websites for updates and confirmation of exact Exhibition dates.

We would appreciate any help with transport, storage and putting up the exhibitions, particularly in the north of the country (we are based in Oxford).  Fortunately the hearts are light, but bulky and we will supply batons and tape for hanging the hearts.  If you are able to help with any of this please do get in contact with us - by mid August please, to allow us time to make arrangements as necessary.  

Our email address is:      100hearts@embroiderersguild.com

If you have any suggestions for venues in other parts of the countryside at other times then please let us know so that we can follow these up.


We have also attached a 100 hearts logo - please share this as much as possible on your facebook/blogs/etc etc in order to increase interest in our exhibitions!


Best wishes

Amanda and Alex