In February this year, two gifts from the Exhibition were presented to the National Trust WA at Peninsular Farm. Raelene Vinciullo designed and together with the Sunday Sampling Group, stitched a traditional sampler using words and symbols related to the Hardey family and their farm dating back to 1839.
Joan Sibenaler and her Peninsular Farm Group designed and stitched eight beautiful white table napkins with a basic design of hemstitching and the Hardey family initial, consistent with the type of item probably produced by the daughters of the Peninsula Farm household.
It was wonderful to be able to present our stitched gift to the National Trust WA. We bring our love of embroidery combined with our interest in local heritage and a shared history. It was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the National Trust representatives in receiving an artefact that is able to tell the story of Peninsula Farm from another perspective. (Joan Sibenaler & Raelene Vinciullo) Below L-R Liz, Molly, Alia, Anne (Nat. Trust), Joan, Sherry, Raelene.
Further information about Peninsular Farm can be found at: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/peninsula-farm/