Where better to go than the local Information Centre when you have questions that need answers? Hanging on the walls were these two beautiful pieces of fibre art work .
The Upper Hutt Cross Stitch Club created a lovely wall hanging especially for the Upper Hutt Information Centre. It is composed of 32 5 inch blocks, all featuring the various attractions and clubs of our city, plus the larger banner. The areas of Kaitoke Regional Park and the Upper Hutt River Trail are depicted, along with the very popular Silverstream Railway Museum. Clubs are also honoured such as the Returned Servicemen’s Association, the Tramping Club, Grey Power, and the Upper Hutt Dog Training School. Trentham Racecourse and Golders Cottage are amongst numerous other attractions depicted in the cross stitch. This delightful work of art was presented to the Information Centre in 1999.
Hanging above the Reception desk was large (approximately 5 ft X 6 ft) landscape made from dyed fleece. It depicts the Hutt River making it’s way though the valley and looks towards the Tararua ranges. This was made by the Upper Hutt Spinners and Weavers Club and was presented to the Mayor in 2006.
It is obvious that many talented crafts- people live in my area. There are all my fellow quilters of course, plus the cross stitchers, the spinners and weavers, and a local embroidery group. All of us like minded people get immense pleasure and satisfaction from creating with our hands.