For immediate release - March 25, 2005
TAVARES — Dozens of intricate embroidery work can be viewed at the Lake County Historical Museum beginning Monday, April 4, through the end of the month.
The display is being set up at the museum by the Chain Stitchers, a local chapter of The Embroiders Guild of America Inc. The show is the first for the 10-year-old club based out of Mount Dora and The Villages.
“[Visitors to the museum] are going to see multiple techniques of embroidery, a lot of framed pictures, but also some objects such as Christmas tree ornaments, stitching cases and wall hangings,” said Diane Atkins, Chain Stitchers club president.
Embroidery is a form of decorative art. A timeless and time-consuming hobby, pioneers of Lake County were stitching all the way back in the 1800s, however, even today creating the art form doesn’t happen overnight. According to Atkins, stitching a square inch of embroidery work can take a skilled craftsman about an hour.
“We want to just show people what can be done in the way of creativity with a needle and thread,” she said.
An opening reception for the display at the museum is scheduled for Friday, April 8, at 2 p.m.
There is always something new to see and do at the Lake County Historical Museum, 317 W. Main St., Tavares. For more information, call Dr. Diane Kamp, Director of Lake County Museums, at (352) 343-9600.
Office: (352) 343-9609; Cell: (352) 455-0445