Frederick resident Al Neff’s cross stitch and needlepoint pieces are featured in the Gallery at Frederick Living during June and July. The show includes “Historic Houses of Montgomery County” and “Scenes of Philadelphia,” as well as a variety of others.
Al has been doing cross stitch and needle point since the late 1970s. He had a high-stress construction job and found that doing cross stitch relaxed him and gave him peace of mind. Al likes that cross stitch and needlepoint keep his mind active while reducing stress.
One cross stitch can take Al anywhere from 50 to 177 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the picture! He often uses a computer program to aid in making the patterns and sometimes take photos of the scenes to assist with the patterns.
The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. A portion of the sales will benefit Frederick Living’s Resident Benevolent Fund. Contact Jana Alderfer if you are interested in purchasing a piece.