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The first exhibition of 1997 at the Mary E. Black Gallery is
Journey of the Threaded Needle, which celebrates this year's
craft theme year: The Year of Needle Arts 1997.

The exhibition is organized by members of the Nova Scotia Guilds
of the Embroiderers' Association of Canada in cooperation with
the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, and will feature 150
items by over 100 Nova Scotia stitchers using a wide variety of
stitching techniques.

There will be pictures in cross stitch and needlepoint, cushions
and table linens in hardanger, wallhangings in applique work and
quilting with surface embroidery, as well as blackwork, smocking,
petit point, bargello and the increasingly popular multimedia
stitchery on canvas using a wide variety of threads, beads and
other items.

The guilds represented in this exhibition are the Town Clock
Stitchers of Halifax, the Stitchery Guild of Bedford, the
Marigold Guild of Needle Arts of Truro and the Seawind Creators
Guild from the South Shore. However, many of the exhibitors who
do not belong to any guild, but have been stitching on their own
in their homes and communities, have now taken advantage of the
chance to exhibit their work.

The exhibition will be opened Jan. 16 by Education and Culture
Minister Robbie Harrison. The exhibition will run through to
March 1.

Mary E. Black Gallery is located in the Nova Scotia Centre for
Craft and Design, 1683 Barrington Street, Halifax. The gallery
hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. 


Contact: Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design  902-424-4062

trp                   Jan. 13, 1997 - 2:05 p.m.