This is a fantastic project that was done by the island to celebrate the Millennium. It consists of 10 large panels, (depicting the last 1000 years of history) one for each century and (luckily) the island is made up of 10 parishes, so each were allocated one of them. Over 100 islanders volunteered and stitched away for 3 years to have the project completed by the summer of 1999.
These amazing ladies did the lions share of the stitching but to raise funds for the project it was taken to the schools, fairs, residential home, hospitals as well as Alderney, Herm and Sark were islanders paid £1 to put in some stitches. So actually thousands took part.
|20th century stitched by St Peter Port|
|detail of the cows, showing tent stitch, upright cross stitch and romanian couching.|