Demonstration of Smocking at Fairfield Public Library Woods Branch

[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…

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Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 2014 Economic Outlook Breakfast

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and People’s United Bank is hosting a 2014 Economic Outlook Breakfast at the Delamar Hotel in Southport on February 20th The guest speaker will be Mr. John S. Traynor, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of People’s United Bank. Attendees will hear about the state of the current economy, what the expectations and trends may be for the year ahead, and why. “We are very excited to have John as a keynote speaker for our Business Before Hours breakfast event, as there still may be some concerns about the health of our economy as we begin a new year”, says Beverly A. Balaz, Executive Director of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce. Mr. John Traynor…

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