Needle Punch Embroidery Class
During the Victorian Era, women created many beautiful items for their homes using a variety of needlecraft techniques. One of these was needle punch embroidery, a fun and easy-to-learn craft. Needle punch embroidery has been used to decorate clothing and decorations since the ancient Egyptians, and was used extensively by the Russians in the 17th century. It regained popularity during the Victorian era when home decorating trends leaned towards embellishing everything.
Come try your hand at this fascinating craft and take home a floral creation suitable for framing. Once you’ve learned the technique, you will be able to create many items for your home, from bookmarks, to throw pillows, to wall hangings.
Beginner’s class will be held on Wednesday, April 9th, from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm at the Railroad Museum. A second session will be held on Thursday, April 10, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Class size is limited to 8, ages 15 and up. Cost: $10.00. All supplies will be provided, but if you like you may bring your own sewing scissors and a bottle of inexpensive clear nail polish. Registration required by Tuesday, April 8th.
The museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street, at the intersection of Las Cruces Ave.