Where needle art flourishes...

EGWA is a learning community for anyone with a love of embroidery, stitch and textiles. We provide avenues for those aged 8 or over to develop their embroidery and lace making skills. We welcome both beginners and experienced embroiderers.

Most of our approximately 500 members learn and practice their embroidery skills in the social and sharing environment of our many groups that meet throughout the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

 

Membership benefits include:

  • Six issues of the Guild newsletter, "The Embroiderer", annually
  • Participation in social and specialist embroidery groups located in both metro and country areas
  • A wonderful workshop program at member discounted prices
  • Lending library with thousands of books and magazines
  • A superb textile collection including embroidery and lace, contemporary and traditional, from Australia and overseas, for enjoyment, inspiration, study, research and teaching
  • And much more!

 

No experience necessary! Beginners through to experienced embroiderers are all made welcome :)

 

Upcoming Events

View All Events

Events
  • Our Guild is proud to present a unique opportunity to complete a Masterclass with a world renowned teacher Alison Cole. 
Alison is one of the most successful and much-loved tutors of her art worldwide. She is a winner of many awards and her boundless creativity, energy and talent is reflected in her embroidery. Stumpwork Masterclass 2nd February 2023 Our Guild is proud to present a unique opportunity to complete a Masterclass with a world renowned teacher Alison Cole. Alison is one of the most su... more
  • Have you ever admired beautiful embroidery and thought that you would like to give it a go? Come and join us for a relaxed fun time and create a lovely item that you will be proud to show your friends. Start Stitching for Beginners - Canvas work embroidery 18th February 2023 Have you ever admired beautiful embroidery and thought that you would like to give it a go? Come and join us for a relaxed fun time and create a love... more
  • A beautiful panel of Western Australian wildflowers originally painted by our own Beverley Hewitt and translated into an embroidered piece by Joan Sibenalar. Flowers of the Month 19th February 2023 A beautiful panel of Western Australian wildflowers originally painted by our own Beverley Hewitt and translated into an embroidered piece by Joan Sib... more
  • This is the second of our Start Stitching projects this year. We will introduce you to a Crewel embroidery, a pretty piece stitched with wool. Come and join us for a relaxed fun time and create a lovely item that you will be proud to show to your friends and family. Start Stitching for Beginners - Crewel work embroidery 15th April 2023 This is the second of our Start Stitching projects this year. We will introduce you to a Crewel embroidery, a pretty piece stitched with wool. Come... more

Latest News

View All News

News
  • At the 2022 History Council of WA Awards, held on 25th October, Valerie Cavill, Leader of the Guild’s Historical Textile Collection Group, was given the award in the highest category for people making a significant contribution to the history of Western Australia by an individual. Valerie Cavill Receives History Award 4th November 2022 At the 2022 History Council of WA Awards, held on 25th October, Valerie Cavill, Leader of the Guild’s Historical Textile Collection Group, was given the award in the highest category for people making a significant contribution to the history of Western Australia by an individual. ... more
  • You've seen the book, now is the chance to do the course. We have great pleasure in offering a unique opportunity to develop your Stumpwork Skills. Guild members no longer need to go to embroidery conventions in the Eastern States or overseas to enjoy Alison Cole’s fun filled and expert tuition. Dru... 2023 Stumpwork Masterclass with Alison Cole 13th September 2022 You've seen the book, now is the chance to do the course. We have great pleasure in offering a unique opportunity to develop your Stumpwork Skills. Guild members no longer need to go to embroidery conventions in the Eastern States or overseas to enjoy Alison Cole’s fun filled and expert tuition. Dru... ... more
  • A recent grant from The Copland Foundation has enabled the Collection Group to purchase a large number of archival storage boxes. These boxes will allow fragile items to be stored safely with minimal handling, and embroidery tools are now placed safely in custom made boxes that can be easily accesse... The Collection Group’s new archival boxes have arrived! 5th September 2022 A recent grant from The Copland Foundation has enabled the Collection Group to purchase a large number of archival storage boxes. These boxes will allow fragile items to be stored safely with minimal handling, and embroidery tools are now placed safely in custom made boxes that can be easily accesse... ... more
  • Fibres West Scholarship 2023 11th August 2022 The Embroiderers’ Guild of Western Australia is offering a scholarship to attend Fibres West from July 2-8, 2023. The applicant must be a financial member of EGWA at the time of application and during the Fibres West 2023 residency. The successful applicant will be chosen on merit with a particul... ... more