Knysna Embroiderers' Guild
Established in 1988
We started off with just 2 of us and soon had a group of 7 ladies meeting once a week. We then realised that there was a need for a Guild in the Garden route area. We contacted Doreen Cradock from the S A Guild in Pretoria and with her guidance organized a meeting at the Knysna library with Lesley Turpin-Delport as the draw card. We were astounded when 72 ladies attended the talk and slide show.
We then announced that we were going to form a Guild and would meet at the Knysna Bowling Green in Gordon Street on the 1st Wednesday morning of each month at 9.30 am. We even had a few husbands phoning to thank us for providing the opportunity for their wives to meet other ladies with similar interests. This confirmed to us that a Guild was needed.
Our first meeting took place on the 4th March, 1998 and we have had a strong attendance ever since. Visitors and new members are very welcome.