Invented in Sweden five years ago, the World Embroidery Day, is celebrated each year on July 30 and that is this week! We hope that you and everyone else will join is in making this day a happy stitching event all around the globe.
You can download the whole Embroidery Manifesto from Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroidery Guild. The manifesto it’s available in French, German, English, Danish and of course, Swedish.
From the The Embroidery Manifesto
”We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement. […]
The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world.
Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”
** Download the manifesto in your language here.
We invite you to celebrate embroidery with us in a way that feels good to you.
The initiative came from Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin. It was in 2011 that the first step towards a world wide embroidery celebration day started and the first big manifestation took place in Vismarlöv in Sweden, on 30th July 2011.
Kerstin and her group took the initiative to plan and create a special day to celebrate embroidery and World Embroidery Day was born. It is now celebrated annually, each year on July 30, in Sweden, Australia, Denmark and many other places around the globe.
Let us know how you celebrated in the comments below!
Please help us spread the world about this day – share this image and/or post on social media any way you want to. Thank you!
** Read more and download the manifesto as a pdf file here.
Text and images: Hanna Andersson