Needle Arts in New Bern Opens at the North Carolina History Center

New exhibit showcasing work of local artisans open through May 31

“Needle Arts in New Bern” is an all-new exhibit in the Duffy Exhibition Gallery that showcases the art of needlework. The free exhibit will be on display through May 31 at Tryon Palace’s North Carolina History Center, located in downtown New Bern, North Carolina. 

From large murals to three-dimensional objects, this exhibit offers visitors a chance to take a closer look at various forms of needlework, including canvas work (known commonly as needlepoint), smocking, beading, French hand sewing, traditional Japanese embroidery and many other forms. 

Items in this exhibit have been provided by the Tryon Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Crystal Coast Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild and the Tryon Palace Collection, which includes rarely-displayed works that date back to the early 19th century.