Thursday, November 3, 2016

EGA stitchers take a field trip to the Ukrainian Museum In NYC

Recently a group of stitchers from our chapter of EGA took a trip into the city to see a double exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan.  Since some of the members have Ukrainian ancestors, this was particularly interesting, and some of the artefacts on display were a trip down memory lane for them, reminders of items in their childhood homes!

The double exhibit included a group of holdings in Rumanian embroidery from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on loan to the Ukrainian, and their own collection of wedding and daily use related headdresses formed the rest of a blockbuster exhibit of traditional and folk stitching.Note that there are items for men, too, hats and embroidered straps

Carol P not only drove the group in, but took a series of pictures to share with you all, so I'll  display them here for you to enjoy. Thank you Carol!

And a sneak preview:  our chapter's outreach to the Chinese club of a local high school, outreach led by Ginny H., and assisted by chapter members, is in the process of working with students to create a large stitched artwork based on the Year of the Rooster.  The completed work will be exhibited at the New Year celebration, and here's the start.  

Each feather is a separate work, stitched by students with their name and any other decoration they choose, and will be attached at the base, so that the ends flutter realistically.  Ginny drew this fine rooster, and the feather colors will follow the colors of a real life rooster.  It's going to be a local blockbuster.

Couldn't resist letting us all in on this one!  and remember anyone free to join in and assist is welcome to attend, check with Ginny about dates and times. And all the helpers are invited to the New Year celebrations late next January.

Couple of reminders to members:  on Sunday, bring in your name tags we cross stitched for the use of the Metro seminar leaders, for finishing and collection by Helen to deliver to Metro.

And be on the lookout for email from Helen about our December 11 Holiday Party menu, so you can sign up, and make your entree selection.  Checks for $40 made out to Princeton Chapter EGA,  to Debi, in person or by mail,  Helen's upcoming email will give you all the details.

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