EGA Member Kathy Mountain creates “unfinished” needlework for upcoming short film

EGA member Kathy Mountain from our Cardinal Chapter in North Carolina recently had the opportunity to create a piece of needlework that will be used in an upcoming short film.

Read more about her experience below:

I was asked by the North Carolina Museum of History, where I am a Volunteer Docent, to create an unfinished piece of needlework appropriate for the 1700’s to be used as a prop in a short film they were creating along with 14 or so other films for an upcoming exhibit.

The exhibit will open in May and it is called “Quilt speak”. These films will be available on-line to educators and the public, as well as on screens in the exhibit.

My needlework will be on the lap of an actress portraying an upper class woman of the period “stitching”. We chose a Flame-Stitch pattern in varying shades of blues, reds and cream silk on a piece of 30ct Legacy linen in Custard. It needed to be incomplete and have a needle and thread strand attached for the actress to act like she was stitching on it. An exciting experience and I am both honored and humbled by the experience. It was great fun!

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