Needlework was an important part of daily life at Shaker Village years ago. The Sisters used their needlework talents for the production of handmade goods and taught the village’s young girls the art at a very young age.
Candlewicking is an early form of needlework and was done at a time when fancy threads were a luxury. Join local quilter and needlework crafter Dianne Devonshire in making an attractive large pillow with rose design at the Shaker’s Candlewicking: Embroidered Rose Pillow Workshop on Saturday, July 21. Bring embroidery scissors or a small pair of scissors, a 7-inch or 8-inch embroidery hoop, and a 15-inch pillow form insert. All other materials will be supplied. No prior experience is necessary.
The class takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road. The fee is $50, and pre-registration is required. Register online at www.maineshakers.com or by phone at 926-4597.