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Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibit Opening Reception

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and the Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) will jointly sponsor a beautiful display of hand-made needlework items at the Aiken County Historical Museum from August 20th to September 15th, 2019. The groups will host a “Meet the Artists” reception on Sunday, August 25th, from 3 to 5 PM and invite the community to come by to talk with the stitchers who have items on display.

In addition, guests will be able to watch as members “stitch in public” and will be able to ask questions about the techniques being used. A variety of methods and materials will be on display, including needlepoint, canvas work, counted cross stitch, and beading, to name a few. Many pieces employ specialty stitches and fibers (threads) which give the stitching a unique look. Many pieces are framed but others have been turned into more practical formats such as small boxes, pillows, ornaments. Jewelry, and pin cushions. Taken as a whole, this exhibit presents a wide array of skills, techniques, and fibers from the world of needlework.

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