Travelling books were started by the Oxford branch and then taken nationwide by the Embroiderers' Guild as a way of sharing inspiration. Each person in the group chooses a theme, makes a cover for their book and then starts it off with a source and piece of embroidery; the book then passes to the next person in their group who makes a contribution to the theme and so on until you eventually get your original back full of beautiful pieces of work. The hardest part, so far, for those of us who decided to take up the challenge seems to be picking a theme we would like! Joan very kindly provided us with some suggestions and detailed information on how to organise the project. I'm sure many of us are busy thinking about our themes and gathering source material in preparation for the launch after the New Year!