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November 2018 Remembrance

We have just completed an exhibition of our sweetheart pincushions at York Castle Museum.

The pincushions  are on display at the Bradford Mechanics Institute Library

Kirkgate BD1 1SZ as part of their Shared Remembrance exhibition,

from the opening on 24th October to 9.11. 18 during the Libraries opening hours.

Please phone the Institute to check opening times before travelling on 01274 722 85776.

Also on display by the WRR  will be our second Remembrance wreath in memory of the Unremembered Labour Corps in WW1, and two further art pieces tracing the wounded soldiers journey back to health. The first Unremembered wreath will be laid at the Cenotaph on 11.11. 2018.

There are many other displays on the theme of Shared Remembrance from other Bradford groups as well.

In addition the Bradford Libraries Commemoration Poppy rug is now completed and will be shown to an invited schools audience in mid November. Images of our work are all on the 2018 meetings pages.



Letter from the Chair:

Welcome to our web pages. The West Riding Ruggers have been meeting for over 21 years. As well as Chairing the Group since Autumn 2006 I also write and edit  the web page each month. Our group  aims to both preserve and promote hand rug making. We use a variety of techniques including hooking and proddy, latch and locker hooking, knitting and crochet. We are a lively group with a few new members each month, and welcome new members. We are not a substitute for a days workshop, more a group of like minded individuals who like to share good practise and work together to develop our skills. Our meetings are a mixture of talks, short workshops, “sit and mat” and community projects, as well as a Show and Tell each month when Members share their completed rugs with the rest of the group. It is the photos from the Show and Tell sessions that appear on the monthly web pages. If you are interested in joining us please browse some of the meeting pages to get a flavour of our work. They are now organised so that you can scroll down through a whole years archive on one page.

A new venture for us is to put on our web page our meeting programme. So please look and see what we have planned for the next few months on our membership page. (Sometimes the scheduled event may need to be cancelled or rearranged due to ill health and we can take no responsibility for this occuring) and we also try and retain a certain amount of flexibility so that we can respond to  new interests/ events.

We also often contribute to a group project, for example the panel which celebrates the Bradford Industrial museum below, or the Queens Jubilee Bunting. We ask that members have an input into these projects, according to their skill levels.

We produce a emailed newsletter each month, both to document our activities, and also to remind members what to bring to the next meeting

If you are interested  in joining  us,  it is a good idea  to email us first via our contacts page please, so that we can tell you an appropriate meeting to attend.

Penny Godfrey Chair West Riding Ruggers




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