Midge Horner is the founder of the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts and a member since its inception in 1983. A number of Marigold guild members will participate in today's National Stitch-in-Public Day at the Truro library.
TRURO - There will be a lot of busy fingers in Truro today.
Members of the Marigold Guild of Needle Arts will participate in the first Embroiderers' Association of Canada's National Stitch-in-Public Day. Members will be stitching at the Truro library from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Members who miss the event because of work commitments will not miss out on the fun. They will stitch on their breaks or lunch hour.
The public is encouraged to check out the festivities at the library. People will see various kinds of embroidery and works in progress as well as tools of the trade. There will also be opportunities for the public to stitch with members of Marigold guild, learn new stitches and find out more about the Marigold guild and Embroiderers' Association of Canada.
The non-profit organization held its founding meeting in 1973 and its goal, in addition to fellowship and learning, is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new embroidery challenges.
Information will also be available at the public stitch-in about the Marigold guild's monthly meetings and workshops.