Crafternoon: Introduction to Needlepoint

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February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

Learn the basics of needlepoint and make your own pendant on 18 count canvas using cotton threads — pendant is approximately 1.25” x 1.5” when finished. The purpose of this piece is to introduce newcomers to needlepoint and to encourage their further interest in needlework.The stitches and techniques include: basketweave, Smyrna cross, reverse Scotch, bargello and slanted gobelin stitches. Students will learn a construction method for completing and personalizing their own pendant. All materials supplied.

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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: 1 – two hour class

Details

Date:
February 24
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Organizer

Adult Programs
Phone:
203-594-5003
Email:
newsletter@newcanaanlibrary.org

Venue

Curtis Gallery
151 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840 United States
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Phone:
2035945003