Youngstown EGA hosts crafting event at Poland library

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members got their choice of fabric colors to create their own unique designs on at the Embroiderers' Guild's crafting event August 6.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members created embroidery crafts at the Poland library on Aug. 6 organized by the local chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Embroiderers' Guild's Outreach Chair Julia Kerner instructed community members at the group's Funky Flower decorating event at the Poland library on Aug. 6.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Community members worked on a funky flowers embroidery craft at the Poland library on Aug. 6.


Neighbors | Jessica Harker.Julia Kerner, the Embroiderers' Guild's outreach chair member, insturcted community members on how to create the group's monthly craft at the Poland library August 6.


The Youngstown chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of American hosted a funky flowers crafting event on Aug. 6.

Julia Kerner, the group’s outreach chair, helped organize the event.

She said that the group tries to host crafting project at local libraries about once per month.

“We try to mix up the projects, and always do something different,” Kerner said.

This month’s event was a type of needle weaving that combined Indian surface work and Italian-style lacework.

The group provided instruction kits, fabric and embroidery floss.

Kerner said that the project was a great thing to add as a decoration on clothes or bags.

“It’s just a fun project, you don’t need any experience to come out and make something like this,” Kerner said.

She said that the event is designed for community members at any experience level to come and enjoy.

“Education is a big part of our goal so we love to teach anyone who is interested in learning,” Kerner said.

The group currently has around 43 members and meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Canfield Lodge of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Kerner said that they always welcome new members, and that community members are welcome to attend two meetings as a guest before committing to the organization.

For more information on the organization, go to