World Embroidery Day 30 of July
World Embroidery Day is celebrated July 30. You can download the whole Embroidery Manifesto below, it’s available in French, German, English, Danish and of course, Swedish.
We invite you to celebrate embroidery with us in a way that feels good to you.
The initiative came from Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, a local group of Broderiakademin, the Swedish Embroiderer’s Guild. The first World Embroidery Day took place in Vismarlöv in Sweden, on 30th July 2011.
In 2011 a local group belonging to Broderiakademin, Sweden’s Embroidery Guild, took the initiative to plan and create a special day to celebrate embroidery. World Embroidery Day was born. It is now celebrated annually, each year on July 30.
From the The Embroidery Manifesto
”We want to acknowledge embroidery as an act of free creativity, which can lead to free, creative thoughts and ideas. We want to tie our embroidery threads from the privileged northern hemisphere together with stiches that are sewn by embroidering sisters and brothers all over the world.
We want to be part of a joyfully creative peace movement. […]
The importance of embroidery must be made known and World Embroidery Day will spread around the world.
Make 30th July a day filled with creativity for the sake of Peace, Freedom and Equality.”
Download the Manifesto in your language
- The Embroidery Manifesto in Swedish.
- Download the World Embroidery Day Manifesto (pdf) in English here.
- Manifest für den Weltsticktag am 30. Juli – download in German here.
- Manifeste pour la Journée Mondiale de Broderie le 30 Juillet – and in French here.
- Manifest for Verdens Broderidagen 30. juli download here