I did some public embroidery at the wonderful Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre this weekend, as a heritage craft – along with corn dolly makers, weavers and lace makers.
It was great to meet the visitors and have a chat about my work and motivation as well as discussing the joy of making things.
I particularly enjoyed watching several boys quietly sitting down to try their hand at embroidery and really enjoying it. There was no categorisation of it being a ‘girls’ craft, because most of them had never seen it before.
A lovely event.