Crafternoon: Introduction to Crewel Embroidery

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February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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One event on February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

Learn the basics of crewel embroidery and make your own pin cushion using linen fabric and wool threads in the traditional crewel manner — pin cushion measures approximately 5” x 5” when finished. The purpose of this piece is to inspire students to continue stitching and learning about threads and materials of this type of embroidery and help encourage them in their future embroidery efforts.


KATE FESTO is a lifelong resident of New Canaan, who as a child was taught embroidery by her mother, and has been embroidering ever since. She is a member of the American Needlepoint Guild, the National Embroidery Teachers Association, and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, (EGA).  She has organized classes and correspondence courses with nationally recognized embroidery teachers for her local EGA group for the past 5 years. She has taught embroidery for the past few years, and earlier this year she passed the EGA’s Teacher Certification Exam, an intense two-year study of embroidery from which she became certified to teach the embroidery techniques involved in silk and metal thread embroidery.

Proficiency level: Beginner

Time Frame: 2 – two hour classes


February 3
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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