Stitch in Time: An exhibition of community needlework at the Manchester Regt Museum

Posted on June 28, 2011 by

TAMESIDE’S ‘Stitch in Time’ group are flying the flag for community needlework by trooping their own Colour at the Museum of the Manchester Regiment. Inspired by the many Regimental Colours in the museum‘s collection – as well as embroidery and needlework done by troops – the members have created their own standard which forms the centrepiece of the exhibition. In the same way that a military Colour embodies the history and traditions of a regiment, the Stitch in Time equivalent reflects Tameside’s long heritage.

Members were asked to choose something that made them feel proud about Tameside. This resulted in a variety of items depicting things like the Black Knight, maps, mills and poppies.

Stitch in Time, which meets twice monthly, is as much a social group as a stitching community. Members gather to relax, chat, meet people and have an enjoyable time. There is a male participant, Dan Park, and even an Australian member – an Ex-Tamesider who read about the group in an international Cross Stitch magazine and has sent her contribution by post.

For more information contact Barbara Latham 0161 342 2812 or e-mail

Regards Garry Smith AMA (Curator)

Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Town Hall, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6DL, Tel: 0161 342 2254