“Lest we Forget” are the poignant words spoken by a generation long ago. Those who fought in World War 1 are now fading memories to the generation who came after, and soon they too will be lost to us. Stories of comradeship, bravery, victories and setbacks were captured in the letters sent back to relatives eagerly waiting for news or told by those who returned. Using cloth and thread as both a medium and metaphor, the artists will interpret their stories as sensitive images stitched onto hearts.
These pieces will express concepts and ideas in a unique way that other forms of visual art find hard to match. They will illustrate to a new generation both the individuals and the regiments; the battlefields and medals won; those who fought together and the songs that kept their spirits high; the words written to those back home and the newspaper reports of the time. In conjunction with SSAFA, the Embroiderers’ Guild is proud to commemorate all those who took part in WW1. This will be a unique and thoughtful exhibition put together to fulfil the hope of a generation not to be forgot