Embroiderers guild invites public to show-and-tell, stitch-in


The White River Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America invites the public to a show-and-tell and stitch-in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth St., Columbus.

Members will have examples of the needlework they have enjoyed doing. Guests will be encouraged to try some of the techniques on display and will be given the materials needed and assistance.

Embroidery is a word that covers all types of decorative art done with a threaded needle. Chapter members enjoy surface embroidery, cross-stitch on plain fabric and counted cross-stitch on open weave fabric, needlepoint with wool or cotton floss, crewel work, Hardanger work, samplers and other kinds of freestyle stitching.

Some have items they have designed, others have worked on printed fabric and some have used charts that produce pretty pieces for pillows, chair seats, framed wall pieces, table decor and more. The Hardanger designs come from Norway, and Flame stitch also is called Florentine.

The members, who are from counties in south central Indiana, welcome all skill levels, from beginners who wish to learn a new and satisfying skill to seasoned stitchers who might enjoy the company or learning new things from others.

For information, contact Julie Rhyne at 317-669-0435, Frances Taylor at 812-342-4287 or Nancy Bishop at 812-358-4473.

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