Treasurer of the Jacaranda Embroidery Group Cindy Smythe shows off one of the small scale group project works they did for their biennial Jacaranda Exhibition.
Treasurer of the Jacaranda Embroidery Group Cindy Smythe shows off one of the small scale group project works they did for their biennial Jacaranda Exhibition. Adam Hourigan

Fine work on display for Jacaranda

FOR the tiny work on display, it has a big impact on the community.

The Jacaranda Embroidery Group is holding its biennial exhibition of work at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club, and over the past decade has donated all its takings to charity.

"We've raised $29650 over the past ten years, and it all goes to local charities," treasurer Cindy Smyth said.

 

"This year the money split between the Westpac rescue helicopter and the other half going to palliative care."

The exhibition contains the group's work from the past two years, with examples of the craft, including tapestry, surface stitching, gold work and Japanese embroidery just to name a few.

"Some of it is very very fine work," Cindy said.

"And this year, we decided as a group work to do six in circles work and hang them up.

"There's also many different displays, a small shop and a special display to honour the three members we lost in the past two years.

"People come because it's such exquisite work - some of our members have done some absolutely fantastic items."

The group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Joan Muir Hall, and they encourage anyone to come and show up.

And with items such as babies blankets, dolls and cross stich among her works on display, Cindy says she always found embroidery a great way to fill in time.

"I'm always having to do something with my hands, just can't sit still. It's much better than the television," she laughed.



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