Embroiderers' Guild of America, New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
CRVC Library

Our CRVC Library has seen very little use in the last 5-10 years and therefore the Board has made the difficult decision to dissolve it.  Chapter members are being offered the first opportunity to purchase the books in the library with the funds going into the education fund.

The list of books in the library is presented both alphabetically by author and alphabetically by title.  If you are interested in one of more titles, please contact the chapter librarian Judie Solomon at ThisNeedle@aol.com with the title(s) and the price you are willing to pay for that title.  Once you are notified that the books are yours, please arrange to pick them up at Thistle Needleworks.  If you prefer to have your book(s) mailed to you, please let the librarian know and you will be informed how much the postage will be (via Media Mail).

If all the books are not distributed to members, they will be offered to other chapters and other EGA members.

See the author listing of titles

See the alphabetical listing of titles

There were two recent additions to the CRVC Library, thanks to Lisa Green.  Both are project booklets from EGA, the proceeds of which are going to CAP (www.childrensalopeciaproject.org).

The first was entitled Garden Party by Judy Jeroy and is listed as basic level surface stitchery.  It is a scene with six whimsical bugs  --  grasshoppers and beetles, some with flower umbrellas  --  in the grass.  Each could be stitched alone, if you prefer.

  'Joy of Summer' by Sylvia Murariu      

The second was entitled Joy of Summer by Sylvia Murariu and encompasses a variety of surface embroidery techniques, all quite basic.  The picture is a summer hat embellished with flowers, beads, and sequins.  (It does not include any of the Romanian lace for which this teacher is known.)

Thanks to our previous president, Julia Harvey, for donating the following two titles to our library...........

Kaffe Fassett:  Glorious Needlepoint
Century Press 1987
The 157 pages of this book are chock full of inspiration and color blending for which this author/designer is famous, as well as a few charted patterns.  Even if you are not a needlepointer, you will still find this book fascinating and you will gather ideas for your own creations.

Susan P. Schoelwer:  Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840
Connecticut Historical Society 2011
200 pages of history and photographs of early samplers, linens, garments, etc. from the collections of the Connecticut Historical Society.  Whether you were able to view these marvelous pieces in person when on display at the Society two years ago or not, you will want to go through the pages of this book and learn more about our roots, as women and Connecticut residents, than you ever thought you would or could.

A previous addition to the CRVC library was significant because of the circumstance of its acquisition. Stumpwork Embroidery: A Collection of Fruits, Flowers and Insects for Contemporary Raised Embroidery by Jane Nicholas.  This book is the gift of an anonymous CRVC member donor in honor of five past presidents of the chapter -- Peg Lunt, Muriel Baker, Anne Norton, Cynthia Tribelhorn, and Rosemary Cornelius.  This title was chosen because all of these talented embroiderers were known first for their skill and love of surface embroidery.


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