CLASS ACT:  Katie and Chloe from Gainford Primary School with embroidery created by pupils as part of a world record attempt
CLASS ACT:  Katie and Chloe from Gainford Primary School with embroidery created by pupils as part of a world record attempt

A TEESDALE primary school has taken part in a bid to make an embroidery world record.

The Embroiderers’ Guild, which is celebrating its centenary, created the world’s longest piece of embroidery, measuring 605.55 metres. It is now inviting schools to take part in a challenge to make the world’s longest embroidery for schools.

Gainford primary is one of those schools taking part.

Darlington Embroiderers' Guild were introduced to the school head, Chris Riley, through a member of the guild. After an initial meeting it was decided that the children, would work on some ideas to be interpreted in stitch.Mrs Riley said they came up with some brilliant ideas and their drawings and information were original and creative. They decided what to include and remembrance was a key theme.

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She added: “This has been a fabulous project with the children developing their design and technology skills in every session.”

Gloria Brunning, chairwoman of Darlington Embroiderers’ Guild, said: “They co-operated with each other and asked a lot of questions about the guild and sewing. They thoroughly enjoyed working on their piece and the end result is stunning.

“Thank you to the children of Gainford school for wanting to be part of this exciting project.

“They will be joining hundreds of schools in the UK, USA, Canada, and Australia in creating this unique world record.”