Free workshops teach embroidery stitching

The Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of  America will present a series of free workshops at the Wilton Historical Society on three Saturdays; May 2, 9 and 30, from 2 to 3:30.
Each session will be taught by an experienced principal teacher with at least two aides. All volunteers are members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, and are talented embroiderers in their own right. The students will finish their projects during the three classes, and will be given a certificate of completion. These workshops are appropriate for grades 4 and up. Participants may also bring their own work in progress and any questions they may have. All skill levels are welcome. Space is limited, registration is required.
The Wilton Historical Society is grateful to the Christine Dartley Memorial Fund, which is underwriting this program. Christine Dartley, whose lifelong passion was embroidery, was a longtime Wilton resident. She was a loyal volunteer at the historical society’s fourth grade program, where for many years she delighted in teaching children about sewing and embroidery. She was for many years a member of the board and the historian for the Fairfield County Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. In addition to many projects of her own, she loved to collect antique works of embroidery from all over the world.
To register for these programs, email or call 203-762-7257.