Candle wicking and Japanese needlecraft

FORT PLAIN — East meets West at the Fort Plain Free Library, 19 Willett St., from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Sally Taylor will conduct a free workshop for adults on American candle wicking and the traditional Japanese needlecraft known as Sashiko.

The two arts were born of necessity and are now “living in comfort” in the 21st century. Sashiko, a Japanese needlework tradition, was originally used to bond layers of hemp together for warmth and for patching. Candle wicking, an American needlework tradition, stemmed from a woman’s need to create while using materials on hand — in this case, cotton candlewick thread and muslin, a news release said.

Seating is limited. Advance registration and a $5 registration fee are required. The fee is refundable to those students present for the class.

For more information or to register, call (518) 993-4646.


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