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Embroiderer’s Guild Exhibit
September 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 15, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 15, 2019
Exhibition Dates: August 20th to September 15th, 2019
Gallery: Aiken County Historical Museum
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 AM – 5 PM | Sundays 2 PM – 5 PM
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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