So far, the Embroidered Signatures Project has documented over 150 South Australian cloths and other objects bearing in excess of 37,000 names or signatures. These objects are an important part of South Australia’s social history. The project, a work in progress, has been undertaken by the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Museum with initial funding by the History Trust of South Australia.
The idea of the cloth was to raise money for the Fighting Forces Comforts Fund during the 1939-45 war. A cost of sixpence (five cents) was charged to write your name on the cloth which was worked over later with different coloured thread.Description from the label of FFCF. Mt Bryan: Cloth
If you have a signature cloth or other object that you would like to have digitised and included in the Embroidered Signatures Project, please contact the Embroiderers’ Guild of South Australia Museum.