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Stitch-in continues at Port Moody city hall

Caroline Beutler, and Casten and Avary Fawcett work on Port Moody
Caroline Beutler, and Casten and Avary Fawcett work on Port Moody's centennial wall hanging at city hall. The stitch-in runs fro 2-4 p.m. daily until March 1.
— image credit: DIANE STRANDBERG/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

They came, they saw and they stitched.

Wednesday, the first day of the Port Moody stitch-in to create a centennial wall-hanging, drew several looky-loos and a number of people who took up needles and threads to add their touch to the project.

Rose Kapp, who was on hand to oversee the project, encouraged people to contribute what they can, no matter what their skill level.

"Just add a couple of stitches," she told them.

Some people were happy to work diligently on a pattern for a few minutes while others were pleased if they were able to make a single stitch.

Rob Broughton, a visitor from Vancouver who tried his hand at embroidery, along with Avary and Casten Fawcett, said the stitch-in gave people an opportunity to contribute to a lasting piece of art.

"They'll be able to see it and think, 'I made a little bit of that,'" he said.

Stitchers’ names and their home towns will be recorded, then included in the book of people who have contributed to the wall hanging.

The stitch-in to create embroidered iconic images of the city continues daily from 2 to 4 p.m., until March 1 at Port Moody city hall.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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