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Stitching creates friends at embroidery guild

Helen O'Connor poses with her needlepoint tiger embroidery and a "Persian Puzzle" at her home in Delmar on Friday, May 2, 2014, ahead of the upcoming Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America "Artistry in Stitch" exhibit at the Pruyn House.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Helen O'Connor poses with her needlepoint tiger embroidery and a "Persian Puzzle" at her home in Delmar on Friday, May 2, 2014, ahead of the upcoming Capital District Chapter of the Embroiderer's Guild of America "Artistry in Stitch" exhibit at the Pruyn House.
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In 1970, Helen O’Connor was a young married woman, eight months pregnant, when she wandered into Clare’s Barn Emporium in Columbia County. Before long, O’Connor was sitting with Maryel Clare, the shop’s proprietor, and learning to do needlepoint and crewel. Today, the embroidery shop is gone, and Clare has moved to Florida. But more than 40 years after that first day in the shop, O’Connor is hopelessly stuck on stitchery, and the Delmar resident serves ...


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