Registration open for embroidery workshops

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.