SOFAAR member and graphic designer Kim Gunn has created the Annapolis Royal Celebration 2017 tartan!
This tartan has been endorsed by the town of Annapolis Royal and is officially registered with the Scottish Registry of Tartans.
Gunn designed this tartan “in honour of the Town of Annapolis Royal and its rich heritage to celebrate Canada’s 150th” according to Jane Nicholson of AIRO who helped out Kim with a financial contribution.
Kim says the tartan was inspired by “the seasonal colours of the North Mountain, the Annapolis River and Bay of Fundy as well as the lush green landscapes, lupins and red soil”.
The tartan will be available in time for Tartan Day on April 6th, 2017.
(information for this posting thanks to Larry Powell of the Annapolis Spectator)
The idea for World Embroidery Day came from the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild and was first celebrated on July 30th, 2011.
There is a manifesto and this is part of it:
”We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement. […]
The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world.
Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”
You can read the entire manifesto at the link below:
Paul Paquette, a member of SOFAAR and needlepointer extraordinaire, will be giving a very interesting talk on the history of European tapestry.
“… from the 8th century B.C. through the medieval age and the Renaissance. Its demise as an art form due to stylistic changes between the 17th and 19th centuries will be explored. Finally, its rebirth by 20th century hobbyists will be examined.”
This talk will take place at North Hills Museum as part of the Salt Box Talks of Adult Lectures.
Cost: $6.00 per person
Time and Date: Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, 7 to 9 pm
Registration is required. Please call 902-532-2168 or e-mail the museum at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> to reserve your space.