Free Online Event

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Dr. Susan Kay-Williams, chief executive of the Royal School of Needlework since 2007, will speak about the two embroideries on loan for “A Vision of Art and Faith.” These embroideries — by an unknown artist — are part of a series of 12 owned by the Royal School of Needlework and are based on Ezio Anichini’s Litany of Loreto series.

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Woodlawn: 59th Annual Needlework Show

The premier exhibit of hand needlework on the East Coast will be back in 2022.

The 59th annual needlework exhibit will take place at Woodlawn from March 2 – 31. This year’s theme is “Common Threads: Connecting People, Families, and Communities, Past and Present.”

The show is judged, not juried. All submissions that meet guidelines may be registered and accepted as mail-ins beginning December 15, 2021.

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And watch for an announcement of The Loudoun Sampler Guild’s day to volunteer at the show.

Needlework Exhibition Planned in Rehoboth Beach

The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society will soon hold its Annual Needlework Exhibition at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. More than 80 regional needle artists participate by submitting nearly 100 entries each year. The works are judged by a National Academy of Needlearts certified judge, and awards are given in 10 categories. Additionally, a Best in Show award is given. The public is invited to visit the museum to view the show and to vote for the People’s Choice award winner.

Needle workers of all ages are encouraged to enter their work. Entries accepted August 27 through September 11. There is a nominal fee. A copy of the application form is available to download at, or call (302) 227-7310 to have a paper copy mailed. Copies are also available at the front desk of the museum. The exhibit opens Saturday, September 18, 2021 and continues through November 7, 2021. Needlework demonstrations will be held in the exhibit hall. Dates for the demonstrations will be announced.

Rox Chast: Cartoonist and Embroiderer

For the second time in a month, I’ve come across a magazine cover with an embroidered image. The latest (June 1, 2020) issue of The New Yorker has am embroidered by long-time cartoonist Roz Chast. The piece includes chain stitch, satin stitch, back stitch and French knots.

In a short interview published online, Chast says she was taught to embroider in the sixth grade at her public school in Brooklyn.