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:

There is also a link for printing out pennants.

So find a friend and make a plan to embroider together on July 30th!