The village Kneeler Project officially ended at the end of 2015, well almost, there are four kneelers still being finished. Then two stitchers made beautiful cushions for the priests to sit on – see my blog of 29 June 2015. Now three of our intrepid kneeler stitchers have branched out yet again! This time they are making cushions for the two pews near the font, to brighten “a dark, dismal corner”. Where will it all end, I asked, cushions on every pew? No, I was asssured, these six cushions, three per pew, are definitely the last.
The stitching pattern for the pew cushions has been adapted by Ann Moody from a design by Joyce Petschek in bargello stitch. Bargello is much quicker to stitch than the basketweave stitch used for the kneelers, so already one cushion cover is finished and the two others for the first pew are almost done.