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Central Library: Socks, Pincushions & Stories

Tuesday 2 – Sunday 28 February 2016
Socks, Pincushions & Stories

An exhibition of textile crafts and artefacts inspired by the First World War

at Hornby Library, Liverpool Central Library, William Brown St, Liverpool, L3 8EW

Join Up For Crafts and Merseyside at War for this exhibition held in the beautiful Hornby Library of Liverpool Central Library.

During the First World War many women joined initiatives such as the Women’s War Service Bureau, contributing their craft skills to knit thousands of pairs of socks to send to the troops.

Crafters from across Merseyside have taken part in a series of workshops exploring traditional stitching and knitting techniques, gaining skills to create ‘Sweetheart Pincushions’ and hand knitted socks for this exhibition recognising the unsung craftswomen of the First World War.


‘Sweetheart Pin-brooches’

Saturday 13 February – 11.00 – 15.00

Suitable for ages 8 and up

Join us in the Hornby Library for this hands-on workshop creating mini ‘Sweetheart’ brooches inspired by the Pincushions in our display.

Up For Crafts is brought to you by Voluntary Arts England in partnership with BBC Radio Merseyside. Merseyside at War is a local history project commissioned by LJMU.

To find out more call the A-Team on 0151 794 0984 or visit Facebook: UpForCraftsLiverpool