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Participant Information

Carolyn J. Stephenson

City:
Biglerville
State:
PA
Country:
USA
Essay:

I started needlework more than 25 years ago. Parkinson's impacts dexterity. My needlework provides me with a sort of physical therapy that has allowed me to maintain a good level of dexterity in my hands.

In addition to the type of work submitted, I also work with all types of specialty designs and use different types of specialty threads.

In an effort to continue to live a full life, and in addition to other activities, I am a member of the Embroider's Guild of America (EGA), Corning New York Chapter, and represent that chapter on a regional level as the chapter's Regional Representative. I tell people all the time, "You will have to take my needles away from me kicking and screaming! Never give up...Never give in!"

Needlework Description: "Celtic Banner" by Butternut Road - Size, 49.75 inches x 9.75 inches. Stitched on 32-count linen, with cotton floss and specialty thread, Caron Wildflowers. Completed in the spring of 2005. The banner was stitched to complementary fabric (backing) and hangs from bell pull hardware.