An exhibition of works by a Slovak embroiderer opened in the city library
In Uzhgorod Central City Library, there was a presentation of the exhibition of tapestry "Mother's needle" by an embroiderer from the city of Presov Vera Sochova.
The event was organized by Transcarpathian intellectuals "Melpomene" (head - Lyubov Olenchuk), the Union of Ukrainians-Ruthenians of the Slovak Republic (Chairman Petro Sokol), director of the Ukrainian Center in the city of Presov (Pavlo Bogdan), Uzhgorod central city library (Director - Hanna Bandurka).
Embroiderer Vera Sochova is a doctor by profession, but handiwork is a favourite hobby of hers. She told why the exhibition has such a title and what prompted her to embroider on religious themes. Her mother was her greatest role model in embroidery. In 2010, a natural disaster happened in her native village, when a landslide destroyed two houses of her family and for a few minutes 11 members of her family were left without roofs over their heads. Then she turned to embroidery and, as thanks for help, started embroidering her private prayer.
She is also a member and volunteer of the Slovak Red Cross, the head of the territorial union of Slovak Red Cross for Kosice district. For her work, she was awarded the Silver Cross of the SRC - "For sacrifice, humanity and volunteer service." She supports various charities, such as, for example, "People to people", "Drop of Hope", and individual people who need help.
The tapestry exhibition will run until April 20 at Voloshin st., 20, Uzhgorod Central City Library (Passage). The admission is free.