The intricate and timeless art of embroidery takes centre stage at The Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum’s latest exhibition, Unbroken Threads by The Stirling Stitchers.
The Stirling Stitchers are a group of crafters united by their shared love of embroidery and textile arts. Formerly the Stirling and District Branch of the Embroiderers Guild, the members recently parted ways with the Guild to form their own independent stitching group. Unbroken Threads celebrates the endurance of the group and their shared love of needlecraft.
The Stitchers enjoy working with local organisations and communities to create meaningful pieces of textile art. They have produced banners for the Incorporated Trades of Stirling, the Church of the Holy Rude, and even here at The Smith. Their most current project is a banner for Bannockburn House.
This exhibition is an opportunity to show off individual members’ specialised skills and interests, many of whom have spent countless hours perfecting their craft. The works on display will include a wide range of styles and techniques, from delicate needlework to bold and colourful dye techniques. Together these pieces show the versatility of textile art.
Whether you are a seasoned stitcher or simply interested in learning more about needlecraft, Unbroken Threads is sure to have something for everyone. Admission to the exhibition is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring friends and family to share in the beauty and skill of these handcrafted works of art.