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Colonial America In Cross-Stitch On Display

17 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockouse

While many Richland Countians engage in the pastime, it’s not everyday that cross-stitch artworks go on display in north central Ohio.

That is precisely what is taking place from March 1 through March 14 at Kingwood Center Gardens.

Cross-stitch is a form of sewing and a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture. Around since the Middle Ages, the earliest known example in America was created in 1653.

An exhibit showcasing the cross-stitch work of Carol Sinder will be on display in the Carriage House from noon until 4 PM each day. Admission is free with a paid admission to Kingwood ($5 per person, free for children 12 & under and for Kingwood Members).

Snider, who is a well-known Kingwood volunteer and member since 2006, is a prize-winning counted cross-stitch artist who has used Colonial Williamsburg as inspiration for many of her intricate pieces.

Members can also register here for a special Preview on Saturday, February 27 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Light refreshments will be offered in the King Ballroom. Registration is required.

Sources: Kingwood Center Gardens, Wikipedia; Photo: Creative Commons License

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