Sit & stitch

Come and join us to Sit & Stitch at the extraordinary Table for the Nation, made with a 5000 year-old piece of oak, which is spending a year at Lincoln Cathedral!

Take a seat and learn the very simple hand stitching patchwork technique of English Paper Piecing; if you’re already familiar with the technique you are just as welcome to enjoy the chance to stitch a few hexagons. We’ll be joining the hexagons together to create a unique patchwork.

Everyone is welcome to sit and take part in the gentle art of sewing at this unique and special table. English Paper Piecing originated in the 1700s so to stitch using such a traditional technique at this very special table in Lincoln Cathedral feels like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

All levels of skill are welcome; you don’t need to bring anything with you as all materials are supplied including fabric. You don’t need to book a place but if it’s busy, we may need to restrict places to one hour.

This event is free with your cathedral admission.