Friday 23 - Monday 26 August
Summer is always a busy time in Skipton, the town is known as the Gateway to the Dales and there is a steady stream of visitors from all over the country coming to enjoy the fantastic scenery and many outdoor pursuits on offer. But over the Bank Holiday weekend this stream turned to a flood brought on by the lovely weather.
This was good news for Holy Trinity Church and their Flower Festival which was based on the story of Noah. The church was bedecked in a riot of colourful arrangements created by members of the congregation, other churches and organisations from the local area. Even Mr and Mrs Noah had been fashioned from plants!
The Guild mounted an exhibition of embroidered cushions with an animal or flower theme that reflects the broad range of techniques practised by our members. We were keen to show that we're are not an elitist group and so we exhibited a full spectrum (or should that be rainbow?) of work, from the simplest doodle stitch to the most intricate stump work. We even had a corner dedicated to unfinished pieces! Visitors were full of admiration and praise for our work and we met some lovely people over the weekend.