EventsTinker Tuesdays: Cross-stitch & Blackwork Embroidery

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Tinker Tuesdays: Cross-stitch & Blackwork Embroidery

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM


“I made quilts as fast as I could to keep my family warm, and as pretty as I could to keep my heart from breaking.”                     

    ~from the diary of a pioneer woman

Embroidery has been around about as long as there have been clothes! People have a desire and drive to make the everyday as beautiful as possible. We turn necessity into art.

With this program, you will learn the basics of counted cross-stitch and blackwork embroidery and be given guidance to make an embroidered bookmark with images of traditional quilt squares. For beginners working on it regularly, the project may take a few days to a week to complete. (They make great gifts!)

Attendees will learn some tips and tricks for starting a new color and keeping the thread from pulling all the way through. Color theory will be discussed as a way for attendees to consider customizing the bookmark with different colors.

Counted cross-stitch and blackwork embroidery are both types of embroidery that involve some concentration with keeping count and maintaining spatial awareness on the fabric. As such, the activity is appropriate for families with school-aged children with some patience and counting ability.

All registrants will be able to pick up a kit with all the parts for the program. You must register to receive a kit. Email with your preferred branch for kit pickup by Tuesday, November 16. If we do not hear from you by November 16, kits will need to be picked up at George Latimer Central Library during open hours. We will email you when the kits are sent out.

This program will be online. We will email you the link 24 hours before the program. This event will be recorded for registrants unable to attend live to view.

Tinker Tuesdays
Suitable for:
Maker, Arts & Crafts

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