The Sussex Stitchers, East Sussex Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild, proudly present an exhibition of embroidered postcards and related artefacts to mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War.
The exhibition will be available to view from 3rd November to 21st December, in the panelled setting of Michelham Priory’s Picture Gallery and will showcase a collection of beautifully embroidered postcards, which have been created by the members of the group using an array of stitching techniques as well as more unusual methods of textile embellishment.
These postcards often acted as a bridge between the front line and home. some designs you will recognise as sentimental images intended for love ones and sweethearts, others where often humorous, yet more will seem less familiar, illustrating life in the trenches, the part animals played, and civil devastation suffered on the continent.
The exhibition is our tribute to all who fought, suffered, or were lost during the Great War. We also remember those left behind to re-build their lives after Armistice, both here and abroad.
The exhibition is included as part of standard admission fee.