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Needle Punch Embroidery Workshop, March 29/April 5, 10 a – 12 p

March 13, 2017

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum is pleased to host a needle punch embroidery workshop March 29 and April 5 from 10:00am – noon.

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This two-part class will introduce you to the technique and allow time for practice before you begin your mini masterpiece. The first session will be on Wednesday, March 29th, from 10:00 am – noon, when you will learn the punching technique and practice on a small swatch of fabric. The second session will be on Wednesday, April 5th, from 10:00 am – noon, when you will begin creating your mini masterpiece. Class size is limited to 6 participants, 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.

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 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.

Students must register in person at the Museum of Nature and Science located at 411 North Main Street. Registrations are due by Saturday, March 25th.

The Las Cruces Railroad Museum is located at 351 N. Mesilla Street and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, visit the website museums.las-cruces.org or call (575) 647-4480.

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.

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