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Handsewing Stitches for Embroidery

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Eighteenth-century American wool embroideries, or "crewelwork", were often worked with a limited number of stitches, some of which you likely already have in your stitching repertoire! The stitches and designs we'll explore are inspired by original examples from The Colonial Williamsburg Collection.  We will practice five basic embroidery stitches using wool yarns dyed by the Historic Weavers and Dyers; all materials are provided. You'll also take home everything you need to complete your embroidered design and turn it into a pincushion. Left- and right-handed instruction will be available.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Not wheelchair accessible.

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Handsewing Stitches for Embroidery

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