Laniece Miller of the Pajarito Chapter of EGA arranges items for the needlework display. Courtesy photo
From Oct. 8-26, the display case at Mesa Public Library will feature embroidered artwork stitched by members of the Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.
The EGA is a national educational organization dedicated to promoting and preserving needle arts. You can see a number of different types of needlework in the display.
The local chapter meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in Gibson Fellowship Hall of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos.
Each meeting features a program on a stitching technique or project. During the past year the group has explored Stump Work (three-dimensional embroidery), Chicken Scratch or Gingham Embroidery, Crazy Quilting, New Mexican Colcha Embroidery and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding.)
On Saturday, Oct. 20, between 10 a.m. and noon, members of Pajarito Chapter will be in the lobby of Mesa Public Library to demonstrate various embroidery techniques.
The public is invited to stop by and watch the stitchers at work. They’ll be happy to explain the various techniques and answer questions. For more information, call Marilyn at 672-9404.