WW1 silk embroidered cards

"THINK and THANK" PROJECT:

WW1 SILK EMBROIDERED CARDS

 

A unique war-time industry, silk embroidered postcards were created by French and Belgian women to sell as souvenirs to soldiers posted on the Western Front. 

Embroidered card

 

The motifs ranged from battlefield scenes to flowers and birds.

Floral motif

 

During Open Churches Week 2014 Ruth demonstrated how a silk embroidered card could be created for today.

Ruth embroidering a silk card

 

This was the finished result!

Finished card

On 11th October 2014 a workshop took place during the afternoon of the October Fair

Embroidery workshop

If you would like to learn how to embroider a card like Ruth's or have other suggestions about how to recreate a WW1 silk card, please contact us. The next  workshop  will take place at St. Andrew's on the 3rd Friday of the month.

Sewing table

 

CARDS STITCHED TO DATE

Bird card

Poppies card

Edith Cavell card

Think and Thank card

 

WORKSHOP AND OPEN FOR TEA ON  20th November 2015

 

Workshop


Events
Webpage icon Open Churches Week 2017
Webpage icon WW1 100 Day 5th June 2016
Webpage icon Shakespeare 400 concert: 23rd April 2016 3 p.m.
Webpage icon Village Wedding Fair
Webpage icon The cleaning of the Think and Thank screen
Webpage icon WW1 Commemorative Woodland
Webpage icon Christmas 2014
Webpage icon WW1 Commemoration Day 1st Nov. 2014
Webpage icon Open Churches Week 2nd - 10th August
Webpage icon Arts Festival: 22nd - 25th August 2014
Webpage icon Wartime song
Webpage icon HLF Wartime food