100 Hearts War Stories


War Stories
Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War 1
with
Exhibitions throughout the UK, each one comprising 100 Hearts
in association with
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Wilts)

100 Hearts War StoriesWe invited Guild members to take part in the commemoration of the ending of WW1 a 100 years ago by producing one heart. Each heart would be included in at least one exhibition and, ideally, the exhibition would be as near to their home location as possible. Between 100 and 200 hearts will be included in exhibitions at the 2018 Knitting & Stitching Shows (space permitting) and/or the NEC in 2019 and in other major venues throughout the UK.

100 Hearts EG logoLest We Forget

“Lest we Forget” are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago. Those who fought in World War 1 are now fading memories to the generation who came after and soon they too will be lost to us. Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned. In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to be part of the commemoration of all those who took part in World War 1. Using cloth and thread as both a medium and metaphor, textile artists, members of the Embroiderers' Guild, have interpreted the stories as unique and sensitive images stitched onto hearts. The pieces illustrate to a new generation the men and the animals that accompanied them; the uniforms worn and medals won; the regiments that fought together and the family members fondly remembered; the songs that kept their spirits high and the words they wrote to those back home. These will be unique and thoughtful exhibitions put together to fulfil the hope of a generation not to be forgotten.

Heart by Ann CornesImage on the right - designed and stitched by Ann Cornes. This heart will be on display at Liverpool Cathedral

More images of work by members of the Embroiderers' Guild for this project are available on the Members' side of the website.

Members of the Team Valley Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild visited the 100 Hearts exhibition in Weston Park, Shifnal -

"I wanted to say how super it was, well presented and a perfect venue. It was so lovely to see all the entries - so diverse and beautiful, so much talent and expertise. I felt very proud to have been part of this unique celebration and expression of remembrance". Babs Gough.

Venues

100 Hearts is a different mixture of pieces at each venue. Exhibitions have been organised at –

Frome Museum
Early Sept – mid October, Frome Museum, N Parade, BA11 1AT
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.fromemuseum.org.uk


Liverpool Cathedral Memorial Chapel
10 September – 7 October, Liverpool Cathedral (Memorial Chapel), St James Mt. Liverpool L1 7AZ
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk


Garden Rooms at Tennants
26 September – 17 October 2018, Garden Rooms at Tennants, The Auction House, Harmby Road, Leyburn DL8 5SG.
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.tennantsgardenrooms.com


Weston Park
29 September-30 October 2018, Weston Park, Weston-under-lizard, Shifnal TF11 8LE
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.weston-park.com


Old Low Lights, North Shields
1 October – 30 November 2018, Old Low Lights, Cliffords Fort, North Shields, NE30 1JE
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.oldlowlight.co.uk

100 Hearts exhibition at Bucks County Museum
Bucks County Museum
mid October – January 2019, Bucks County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.buckscountymuseum.org

Fashion & Embroidery Show, NEC Birmingham
14 - 17 March 2019
Check website for entrance fees and opening times www.fashionembroidery.co.uk/

Chertsey Museum
21 November 2018 - 31st January 2019, Chertsey Museum, 33 Windsor Street, KT16 8AT
Check website for dates, entrance fees (if any) and opening times www.chertseymuseum.org

Venues in Scotland

St Andrew's Museum, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9DP
1st - 23rd February 2019
Check website for entrance fees and opening times https://www.onfife.com/venues/st-andrews-museum

Garioch Heritage Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 4FY
26th February - 5th March 2019
Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm Tel: 01467 621855 for more information

ICHF Glasgow - SEC, Glasgow, G3 8YW
7th - 10th March 2019
Check website for entrance fees and opening times http://www.stitchandhobby.co.uk/glasgow/spring/

St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW
11th - 24th March 2019
Check website for entrance fees and opening times https://www.cathedral.net/

 
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