North Kent Embroiderers Guild

 

The Banner in St Andrew's Art Centre
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Banner in St Andrews Centre
The Mayor of Gravesned at the unveiling ceremony
The completed Banner in St Andrew's Arts Centre, Gravesend
The Mayor of Gravesend with Stan Bond, one of the Founder Members of Gravesham Arts Council and Sandra Soder who is the current Chairman of Gravesham Arts Council at the unveiling ceremony
 
The complete banner
This banner was a project that although instigated by the 97 group was something that the whole membership of the North Kent Embroiderers Guild joined in with. The blue and white - well, silver - came from the colours of St Andrew's flag. The designs orginated from various designs in St Andrew's Arts Centre and closeby and members were each given a piece of blue silk for the background, blue embroidery threads as well as some silver threads. Only a dash of another colour was permitted. It will be fixed into St Andrews Centre and will be able to be viewed on Open Days there, and by groups that use the Centre. Many various stitches were used, and they are not listed here - you try to see how many you can spot!
 
An angel
Top of the Banner
The top of the banner
Music and birds
An Angel
The top of the banner
A closer view of the top of the banner
Music with ducks and seabirds
painting easel
The cross remembering St Andrew's arts Centre was a Church
Seahorse
A sailing boat
A painting easel
The cross remembering St Andrew's arts Centre was a Church
A seahorse
A sailing boat from days gone by
A compass
A shield taken from St Andrews Ats Centre
Tilbury Power Station
The Anchor
A compass - certainly needed by sea farers
A shield taken from inside that St Andrews Arts Centre
Tilbury Power Station and the river as seen from St Andrews Arts Centre
An anchor - something else needed by sea farers
Fishes
Some of the members who worked on the banner
 
Fishes as they are found in the River Thames
Some of the members - past and present who worked on the Banner