July 20th & July 22nd we have two very interactive and exciting living history programs going on at the Beaufort Historic Site Welcome Center!
Thursday, July 20th from 1:30 to 4:00 pm there will be a Embroidery Stitch-In hosted by Mrs. Pat Castagna, and other members of the Tryon Chapter of The Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Inc.
Embroidery is the art of decorating fabric other materials with designs stitched in strands of thread or yarn using a needle. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as metal strips, pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.
A stitch in differs from a demonstration in that attendees are encouraged to bring their embroidery projects. “This stitch in is a great opportunity for people to dust off old unfinished projects that are in the back of their closets,” explains Pat Castagna. “We (the Guild) want to help teach and educate people on the different techniques of this craft, and there is no better way to do that than to finish a project together.”
This program is free but limited to 20 people and reservations are encouraged. Additionally, participants are asked to bring your own stitching or needlepoint or cross stitch. For more information on this event or for more information about other programs going on at the Historic Site, stop by the Welcome Center at 130 Turner Street, call the Beaufort Historical Association at (252) 728-5225