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The Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1683 Barrington
Street, Halifax, is hosting a craft display entitled "Needled
Crafts" from Jan. 15 to Feb. 19. This display is a celebration of
the craft theme year for 1997, featuring Nova Scotia producers of
needled crafts.

This display is part of the centre's on-going production crafts
display program. This allows the public to look at the work of
Nova Scotia producers without the pressure to buy. Information is
made available for people who wish to know  where the products
can be purchased. It also provides good samples of the range and
quality of crafts available in this province.

"Needled Crafts" promotes a variety of products made with a
needle, such as colourful book covers, luxurious sweaters,
quilting, embroidery kits, furry teddy bears, natural clothing
and much more.

This display includes work from craftspeople located throughout
Nova Scotia: Bea's Luxury Sweaters, Blockhouse; Canaan Mountain
Knitwear, Kentville; Foxberry Cottage Crafts, Glace Bay; Green
Sheep Fibres, South Ohio; Holly's Ruffled Creations, Greenwood;
Marilyn Turner, Halifax; Scotia Style Knits, Deep Brook; Sheep of
Another Colour, Halifax; Teddies N'Such, Middleton; The Magic
Needle, Stewiacke; Thread Barer Designs, Halifax; Tradewind
Knitwear Designs, Dartmouth; Turkeywork Crafts, Hammonds Plains;
Wave Handmade, Clementsport.

The Centre for Craft and Design is dedicated to preserving and
promoting the craft industry of Nova Scotia. The Centre is part
of the cultural affairs division of the Department of Education
and Culture. "Needled Crafts" may be viewed Monday to Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no
charge for admission.


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

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