To launch the SSAFA 100 Hearts for 100 Years project, Lt Col Neil Stace a finalist on the Great British Sewing Bee and a serving soldier, will talk about the WW1 Sweetheart Pincushions.
Neil will talk about how these exquisite pincushions, made by injured soldiers, were an early form of occupational therapy, helping them cope with the traumatic experiences of fighting in the trenches, and of his own experiences when sewing has helped him through difficult periods whilst serving on the front line in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
Free entry with retiring collection. Please book your ticket via the 'book this event' button at the top of this screen.
WW1 Sweetheart Pincushion Workshop
100 Hearts Exhibition
Wednesday 9 November to Thursday 24 November 2016. Please visit the Morning Chapel to see the 100 Hearts for 100 Years exhibition, with 4 original WW1 hearts. Further details here.