Embroidering skill on show at library as CWA hits the town

The patterns are exquisite, every thread is perfectly stitched and the embroidery is fantastic. 

From beautiful machine printed tapestries to the 12 Days of Christmas knitted out in full – all 12 drummers drumming and all 11 pipers piping all the way down to the partridge in a pair tree, embroidery work of every type was on display to be judged at the CWA hall in Robertson Park on Monday.

Over 50 pieces were laid out in the CWA hall to be judged, before they were to be moved to the Orange City Library to be on display until winners are announced on Friday. 

The Central West group of the Country Women’s Association is holding their annual Handicraft Exhibition in Orange this week, with seven of the 15 CWA branches which make up the region sending items in for judging.

One of those tasked with judging was Kerry Owers, who said they were looking for “neat, clean work”. 

“We look for finishing off and ensuring threads are tied off,” she said.

“It’s been quite good, the alpacas [pieces made from alpacas wool] are lovely.” 

Group president Helena Donaldson said she was proud of the amount of work that had gone into the pieces, and she was looking forward to presenting awards on Friday. 

“It’s been wonderful, there is hundreds and thousands of hours of work here,” she said.


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