Adventures in Needlepoint

Artist Hallie Rogers Rugg is an accomplished fiber artist who shares her love and knowledge of needlework with a lesson in the colorful and geometric patterns of Bargello, a 17th century style of needlework. This is a straight needlepoint stitch worked in zigzags to create chevron or scallop patterns. A kit with practice canvas will be provided and students may choose from a variety of yarn colors to create a sampler of stitches. Prior needlepoint experience required.

A skill that dates back to the pharaohs of Egypt, needlepoint techniques produce a variety of textile expressions from whimsical to elegant. The class cost includes a needlepoint kit with a practice canvas. Students will need to bring scissors and a thimble. This one-day class will be held on Wednesday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is part of a series of classes and events in support of the Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s annual fundraising event “Small Works: Exhibition and Raffle,” proceeds benefit the Council’s operating funds, special programs and events. The registration deadline is February 1. The cost is $25 for members of the Arts Council and $30 for non-members. Ages 16+.

Center for the Arts classes are designed to renew existing artistic interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, MD Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, or by calling 410-758-2520, online,, or request via email at The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.

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