The Wilton Historical Society is offering embroidery workshops for adults and elementary school students in third through fifth grade.

Workshops will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 and 29, Nov. 5 and 12 at the society complex at 224 Danbury Road.

Adult classes are from 1 to 3, and after-school children's workshops from 3:30 to 5. Students are strongly advised to take all four sessions to complete their project. The class fee for members is $60, for non-members, $75. The fee includes all materials.

Taught by Moira Craw of Wilton, the class will introduce students to creative needlepoint and stitches by making a wall hanging or holiday ornament.

"Needlepoint has exploded. There are new fibers with vibrant colors, interesting textures, and new three-dimensional stitches," said Ms. Craw. "The craft has moved well beyond the standard paint by numbers approach.

"Eye-hand coordination, concentration, and attention to detail," all improve when doing needlecraft, according to Ms. Craw.

The adult classes combine working on a practice sampler and incorporating different stitches for use in wall art suitable for framing, or a pillow.

Registration begins this week by phone at 203-762-7257. Students may also sign up at the first class.