Presentation of cheque following on from the Jean O’Neil Memorial Charity Day to the Breast Cancer Unit – Friday 29th July
The July meeting of the Embroiderers’ Guild started with a presentation of a cheque for just over £325.00 to the Breast Cancer Unit raised through the Guild’s June charity day in memory of Janet William’s sister, Jean O’Neil. The charity’s representative, Barbara Thorne, explained about how progress had been made in the research and improvement in breast cancer treatment and survival, an illness which can and has touched so many members and how much all contributions were welcomed and valuable.
The handover of the fund raising cheque was followed by a most interesting and stimulating talk by professional weaver, Louise Martin, who contrasted her work at Stirling Castle, weaving the replica medieval tapestries, with her on-going travels and exploration of more contemporary weaving techniques based on her travels to countries as far a field as Mongolia and Turkey. Louise’s talk followed a series of weaving workshops which she had given on the island over the previous few weeks and thus had subsequently attracted many visitors to her talk.