It has taken two years to plan our 40th Anniversary celebration and exhibition but it was definitely worth it! The new work produced in response to the themes of Ruby, 1970's nostalgia, and canvaswork was stunning. The Inchies project displayed in a compositor's box was a brilliant advertisement for the diversity of skills within the group. Also on show were our big community projects: StArt in the Dales, Broughton Road Story Cloths and Capability Brown.
Apart from well-deserved praise for the standard of work, one of the most frequent comments I heard was from our own members who had discovered a few hidden talents within the branch.
In total, 155 people visited the exhibition over the two days including special visitors: Christine Poole and Chairman of Yorkshire and the Humber Region, Pauline Heywood.
None of this would have happened without Gail Marsh and Margaret Laycock and the rest of the XL committee. Thank you so much, all of you, for your hard work and dedication, it was truly XL-ent (pardon the pun!)
We have such talented people in our branch. One of our members has been shortlisted for the National Needlecraft Awards. We have watched the...