10 retro photos of Hartlepool and East Durham sewing enthusiasts as we get ready to tune in for another hit TV episode

The nation is hooked on sewing as we tune in each week for a hit TV show.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 1:52 pm
Take a look at these retro sewing, embroidering and knitting scenes. It would be sew good if you shared your memories of them.
Take a look at these retro sewing, embroidering and knitting scenes. It would be sew good if you shared your memories of them.

The Great British Sewing Bee is a BBC favourite but we want your memories of these sewing scenes nearer to home.

We have 10 reminders of sewing, embroidering and a spot of knitting from across Hartlepool and East Durham.

Did you create novelties for charity or put together a huge scarf during a fundraiser with a difference?

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A charity scarf knit to raise money for Alice House Hospice in 2003. Did you take part?

We have all this and more in our tribute to the sewing supremos of Hartlepool.

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Look at the great creations of the sewing club at the People Centre in Hartlepool in 2014.
Getting creative at the Sewing Centre. Remember this from 15 years ago?
Members of the Stitch and Sew group pictured 14 years ago. Who do you recognise in this photo?
A knitted Bible exhibition at St George's United Reform Church in 2008. Does this bring back happy memories?
Knitters aged 7 to 85 were out in Middleton Grange Shopping Centre for a sponsored knit in aid of the Blue Light Babies charity in 2017. Pictured are 85 year old Beryl Downer and 7 year old Ellie Mai Dignen.
Hartlepool Embroiders' Guild celebrated its 20th anniversary 8 years ago with an exhibition of members work.
A sponsored knit in 2009 with Lesley Tate, Edith Meadham, Glenys Defty and Doris Robson in the picture. Who can tell us more?