A POIGNANT and enjoyable challenge will be on offer tomorrow at Carlisle Castle.

In keeping with the temporary exhibition in the castle at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life, embroidery master and Royal School of Needlework Embroidery tutor Sara Dennis will be leading a masterclass in creating ‘sweetheart cushions’.

These pincushions, a selection of which form the museum’s current exhibit titled “A Stitch in Time”, will be modelled after ones made by wounded soldiers in World War I and sent home to loved ones.

Tomorrow’s event will begin at 10.30am. Entry is £15, which includes a £5 donation to the Armed Forces Charity.