SSAFA (Wilts branch), armed forces charity, are showing 4 original hearts made by recuperating soldiers in WWI, alongside 100 contemporary versions.
The contemporary versions were made by groups from the Royal School of Needlework, Fine Cell Work and members of the Defence Academy amongst others.
As part of the programme, Lt Col Neil Stace ‘The Sewing Soldier’ will be giving a lecture on 'The story of the WW1 Sweetheart Pincushions' and hosting 2 workshops. Further details below.
Please note: some of the 100 hearts will be on display in the St Michael's Chapel on Saturday 5, Sunday 6 November and Monday 7th. The full exhibition will move to the Morning Chapel on the 8th (closed to visitors) and reopen in full on the 9th November.
WW1 Sweetheart Pincushion Workshop
Sunday 6 November. Further details here.
Sunday 13 November. Further details here.
Lecture: The story of the WW1 Sweetheart Pincushions
Friday 11 November, 19.00-20.00. Further details here.