On Wednesday 16 October, Wendy Steadman from Marden came to Staunton on Arrow to show us how we could "Sew a Map". We had 4 extra visitors to the meeting too. We were all intrigued by what we were going to do. Wendy showed us some of her first attempts at sewing a map of her local area, and then ways in which she could give her map an aged look by staining with tea and burning edges with a tea light. Wendy had prepared an outline of our local area around Staunton from the Ordnance Survey map, and we got to work embroidering the roads, river and green areas with our threads. Needless to say, we did not finish so we all took our maps home for homework and hope to display them all at our Christmas party in December
My name is Alison and I am the editor of the blog for the Staunton on Arrow WI .