The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes will present Coffee, Cross Stitch and Conversation, a stitch-along workshop led by museum historical interpreter and cross-stitcher Madeline Golden from 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22.
Cross stitch is a form of embroidery in which X-shaped stitches are used to form a picture. One of two original patterns featuring the Zwaanendael Museum will be available for participants as they enjoy refreshments and conversation while working on their chosen design. The workshop is appropriate for both beginners and advanced cross-stitchers. The program will take place on the museum’s second floor, with entry via staircase. There is no elevator.
The admission fee of $10 includes materials for visitors to create their own cross stitch project. Due to limited materials and space restrictions, reservations are required; call 302-645-1148 no later than Friday, Feb. 21.
The Zwaanendael Museum was built in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the state's first European colony, Swanendael, established in 1631 by the Dutch along Hoorn Kill, the present-day Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. Designed by E. William Martin, also the architect of Legislative Hall and the Hall of Records in Dover, the museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands, and features a stepped facade gable with carved stonework and decorated shutters. The museum’s exhibits and presentations provide a showcase for Lewes-area maritime, military and social history.