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  • The Embroiderers' Guild proudly presents our 55th Anniversary exhibition 55th anniversary exhibition - Samplers and Stories 7th May 2024 The Embroiderers' Guild proudly presents our 55th Anniversary exhibition "Samplers and Stories: A Contemporary Showcase" - opening Saturday 1 June 3pm at Wireless Hill Museum Ardross. The exhibition runs until Sunday 21 July - ALL WELCOME. For further details please visit our event page. ... more
  • Don't miss out - Registrations are still open for Gail Hawes' talk Bower Birds and Magpies - presentation next Thursday 9 May 29th April 2024 Don't miss out - Registrations are still open for Gail Hawes' talk "Bower Birds and Magpies - Gold and Metal" on Thursday 9 May, in conjunction with the 2024 Heritage Festival. Join Gail as she uses her collection to bring to light the many and extensive ways in which gold and metal have been used f... ... more
  • Australian Textile Art Award Exhibition, Victoria - 18 May to 2 June 27th April 2024 The Embroiderers Guild Victoria is hosting an exhibition of the Award Winner and Finalists of the Australian Textile Art Award from 18 May to 2 June 2024. The Victorian Guild welcomes EGWA members and all who are visiting the area to attend. Location - The Embroiderers Guild Victoria, Embroidery ... ... more
  • Market Day is on again - lots of embroidery threads and fabrics, pre-loved and new embroidery books for sale. Consultations by experts from the Textile Collection group - bring your treasured family embroidery. See the attached event information and flyer for full details Don't forget Market Day! - Saturday 18 May 27th April 2024 Market Day is on again - lots of embroidery threads and fabrics, pre-loved and new embroidery books for sale. Consultations by experts from the Textile Collection group - bring your treasured family embroidery. See the attached event information and flyer for full details ... more
  • 2024 Perth Royal Show - Entries Now Open 22nd April 2024 Entries for the 2024 Perth Royal Show Creative Arts and Cookery Competitions are now OPEN. Entries close Sunday 28 July. To download the schedule or register your entries select the link below. ... more
  • On Thursday 9 May Gail Hawes is presenting an exciting talk - Bower Birds and Magpies - about our presenter Gail Hawes 22nd April 2024 On Thursday 9 May Gail Hawes is presenting an exciting talk - "Bower Birds and Magpies - Gold and Metal" as part of the 2024 Heritage Festival. For those who do not know Gail Hawes she has been a collector of embroidered textiles for the past 40 years. Her collection is very extensive and covers a w... ... more
  • Fibres West 2025 - dates announced! 16th April 2024 The next Fibres West event is set to take place in 2025 - from Sunday October 5 to Saturday October 11 at Narrogin College of Agriculture. Program release and online enrolments commence in October 2024. See the Fibres West website (link below) for updates and to sign up for the newsletter. ... more
  • Melville Open Studios - Map now available 16th April 2024 Melville Open Studios map and artist directory is now available from the link below. Open studios weekend is Saturday 5 - Sunday 6 May. Visit artist studios, buy original art, be inspired! ... more
  • Great news! We are now able to advise you that there is a video recording of Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes’, “Your Brain on Embroidery - why your stitching is even better for you than you thought”, was recorded by Ann-Marie with the assistance of her husband and is now available to watch on line. Now available to view - 'Your Brain on Embroidery' - a talk by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes 5th April 2024 Great news! We are now able to advise you that there is a video recording of Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes’, “Your Brain on Embroidery - why your stitching is even better for you than you thought”, was recorded by Ann-Marie with the assistance of her husband and is now available to watch on line. ... more
  • Bring in your family heirlooms for a consultation with an expert from our Collections group - $5 for 5 minutes to gain an insight into your treasured piece - techniques used, how to care for items, perhaps even some history. Part of our Market Day experience on Saturday 18 May. Heirloom Consults - Market Day Saturday 18 May 2nd April 2024 Bring in your family heirlooms for a consultation with an expert from our Collections group - $5 for 5 minutes to gain an insight into your treasured piece - techniques used, how to care for items, perhaps even some history. Part of our Market Day experience on Saturday 18 May. ... more
  • An Interview with Helen Richman is the next event in our 2024 talks series.
Helen is an RSN trained embroiderer, designer and teacher - bluebirdembroidery.co.uk.
While she is here in WA teaching, she has kindly agreed to be interviewed. So join us and learn what motivates Helen to embroider, w... Don't miss 'An Interview with Helen Richman' - Thursday 18 April 6pm 21st March 2024 An Interview with Helen Richman is the next event in our 2024 talks series. Helen is an RSN trained embroiderer, designer and teacher - bluebirdembroidery.co.uk. While she is here in WA teaching, she has kindly agreed to be interviewed. So join us and learn what motivates Helen to embroider, w... ... more
  • The next Market Day is on Saturday 18 May. Join us to find bargain embroidery threads, fabrics, books and other supplies as well as luscious morning and afternoon teas.
For further details view the attached flyer. Market Day is on again - Saturday 18 May 21st March 2024 The next Market Day is on Saturday 18 May. Join us to find bargain embroidery threads, fabrics, books and other supplies as well as luscious morning and afternoon teas. For further details view the attached flyer. ... more
  • The next JETS (Junior Embroidery and Textile Students) school holiday program is on Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 April.
For further details see the full news item and the attached flyer. Next JETS school holiday program is on 9 - 10 April 21st March 2024 The next JETS (Junior Embroidery and Textile Students) school holiday program is on Tuesday 9 - Wednesday 10 April. For further details see the full news item and the attached flyer. ... more
  • Congratulations to Guild member Olwyn Scott on her award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Australia Day announcements. Congratulations to Olwyn Scott OAM! 11th February 2024 Congratulations to Guild member Olwyn Scott on her award of the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Australia Day announcements. ... more
  • A stunning new acquisition for the Guild’s Historical Textile Collection. From the 1880s-1890s a pale green silk satin cape with embroidered panels at front, collar and back, of goldwork including purls and sequins. Lined with red and pink. The embroidery may have been produced in India to suit West... Guild Historic Collection - New Acquisition 18th August 2023 A stunning new acquisition for the Guild’s Historical Textile Collection. From the 1880s-1890s a pale green silk satin cape with embroidered panels at front, collar and back, of goldwork including purls and sequins. Lined with red and pink. The embroidery may have been produced in India to suit West... ... more
  • Exciting news! A new group starting in Leederville 13th February 2023 The Embroiderers' Guild of WA is pleased to announce an embroidery group starting at The Loftus Centre in Leederville on 7th March 2023. The Loftus Street Stitchers' will meet in the Neighbourhood Room from 11.00am to 2.00pm. For more details, see the flyer in the full news article, and if you ar... ... more
  • 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
  • Download our New Mobile App 5th February 2021 You can now download the Member Jungle mobile app and stay up to date with what's going on our membership group. You can update your membership details and also receive notifications about important event reminders, latest news and more. Visit the Mobile App page (under Membership) to find out more... ... more