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Sharing Textile Skills with Carrington House

Friday 23 May 2014, 14:06
By Sophie Bellars

Carrington House residents doing embroidery

Over the past three weeks some residents from Carrington House, and Activities Co-ordinator Jazmine Radford, have joined others at the Balsam Centre on a Tuesday morning to learn about the Roll of Honour at the Parish Church. They have helped create work that will form a community textile piece that will be exhibited on Saturday 5th July as part of the 'Sketches of Wartime Wincanton' Heritage & Arts project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and South Somerset District Council.

Embroidery, cross stitching, applique and embellishment have been some of the techniques used to create the textile work. More importantly there have been opportunities to chat about what sewing and textiles have meant over the years: helping their mothers and aunts with repairs as young girls, making their own clothes for themselves and their family and for many of the women today, crocheting and knitting are sources of comfort and relaxation.

Textiles at Carrington House

There are still more sessions at the Balsam Centre on a Tuesday from 10.00am to12.00pm. All abilities welcome.

Please call 01963 31842 for more details.


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