Aiken County Historical Museum
433 Newberry St, SW
Aiken South Carolina, 29801
The Aiken chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG) and the Aiken Stitchin’ Belles chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) will jointly sponsor a beautiful display of hand-made needlework items at the Aiken County Historical Museum from August 20 to September 15, 2019. The groups will host a “Meet the Artists” reception on Sunday, August 25, from 3 to 5 PM and invite the community to come by to talk with the stitchers who have items on display. In addition, guests will be able to watch as members “stitch in public” and will be able to ask questions about the techniques being used.
A variety of methods and materials will be on display, including needlepoint, canvas work, counted cross stitch, and beading, to name a few. Many pieces employ specialty stitches and fibers (threads) which give the stitching a unique look. Many pieces are framed but others have been turned into more practical formats such as small boxes, pillows, ornaments. Jewelry, and pin cushions. Taken as a whole, this exhibit presents a wide array of skills, techniques, and fibers from the world of needlework.