[Fairfield, CT, February 12, 2014] February is National Smocking month and The Fairfield

Public Library is hosting the Thimbleberry Chapter of Smocking Arts Guild of America for a

demonstration on Sunday, February 23. The demonstration will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 pm

on the main floor of Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road.

If you are interested in smocking, heirloom sewing and fine needle arts this is the demonstration

you don’t want to miss. Smocking is a centuries-old form of needlework consisting of surface

embroidery stitches worked over gathered fabric. Smocking fundamentally is the manipulation

of fabric using needle and thread. In its simplest form, smocking is decorative needlework

stitched over pleats to embellish the item. However this does not define its limitlessness.

The Thimbleberry Chapter of Smocking Arts Guild’s purpose is to preserve and foster the

art of smocking and related needlework for future generations through education, service,

communication and quality workmanship.

Advanced registration is required due to the limited space. All programs at the Fairfield Public

Library are free of charge. For more information and to register for this event call 203-256-

3160, or visit us on the web www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org . Follow the Fairfield Public Library

on Twitter: www.twitter.com/fairfieldpublib and Facebook: www.facebook.com/fairfieldlibrary.

Mission: “The Fairfield Public Library, our community’s gateway to the world of

information and discovery, inspires the lifelong love of reading and learning. It offers

free access to varied collections, stimulating programs, leading-edge technology, and a

responsive staff in a welcoming environment.”

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