Birthday exhibition for Derbyshire cross-stitcher

Margaret Firth is planning a birthday celebration with a difference

Margaret Firth is planning a birthday celebration with a difference

A keen cross-stitcher is to exhibit her handiwork for the first time - at the grand old age of 80.

Margaret Firth, from Coal Aston, will mark her milestone birthday by holding an exhibition of her colourful cross-stitch creations which she has produced over the past 30 years.

Among Margaret’s impressive works of art are cross-stitches of past and present royalty and touching Remembrance Day scenes.

Her son Mike said: “It has been an ambition of my mum’s for many years to see all her work displayed together and so she decided her 80th birthday was the perfect opportunity to hold an exhibition.

“Some of the pieces she’s produced are huge and have taken her many painstaking hours to complete.

“A few of her cross-stitches are on display but others have been hidden away for years.

“Family and friends will be coming along to the birthday exhibition but anyone with an interest in crafts is welcome to attend.”

Margaret’s exhibition will be held between 11am and 3pm on Saturday at Coal Aston Village Hall on Eckington Road. Admission is free but a collection will be taken to support the work of the Edale Mountain Rescue volunteers.




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