A stitch in time raises £250 for a good cause

Chris Cannon (centre) with Jack Morton and family studying a panel made by Kath
Chris Cannon (centre) with Jack Morton and family studying a panel made by Kath
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Members of the Preston Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild have raised £250 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

The group held a memorial celebration for Kath Morton at its monthly meeting at St. Andrews C of E Church Hall in Ashton.

Kath who had been an 
Embroiderers’ Guild member since 1984, as well as a member of the Preston Threads group, died of cancer last year.

Chris Cannon, a close friend of Kath and fellow guilder, led the day, with a talk in the morning about one of the techniques that Kath had been most renowned for – the Wessex Stitch.

This is a technique that uses a limited number of stitches combined in a great variety of patterns to give decorative effects.

The talk was followed by an afternoon workshop where members could try their hand at this difficult to master 
technique.

Jack, Kath’s husband, and family also attended the celebration.

They chatted to members as afternoon tea and homemade cakes were served.