As part of our #RSNPostcardFromHome Challenge, this week, we have launched our new dedicated ‘RSN Postcard from Home’ page so that you can see the Postcards created from all over the world, inspired by the stitcher’s town, family history, the current global situation they have found themselves in at home, and hear some of their stories.
The challenge is open to everyone from around the world, and aims to make us feel connected through the precious RSN bond and our universal love of hand embroidery. It can come in the form of a traditional postcard but also perhaps a pin cushion to use in the future or on the side of a cloth bag to show off when you go shopping!
As well as the Postcard Gallery, there is a page for the artists stories which are a lovely read. This week, for example, we heard from Laura-Jane in Cornwall who wrote:
“My Grandpa had just passed away from Coronavirus when I saw the ‘RSN Postcard from Home’ challenge in the weekly eNews and I knew straight away that I wanted to create something in his memory. Something to commemorate and symbolise saying goodbye. Home is Cornwall and I wanted to re-create one of our favourite views of Botallack Mine, a group of mine stacks right on the cliffs.”
Please do share your Postcard story, which we would love to share with everyone, and don’t forget to hashtag #RSNPostcardfromHome when you are sharing your images on Instagram and other social media sites!