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

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Events
  • A selection of beautiful Christmas decorations that would grace any Christmas Tree.. Come and join Alison as she shows you how to stitch and construct one of these beautiful decorations.
Alison Cole Christmas Decorations 3rd December 2022 A selection of beautiful Christmas decorations that would grace any Christmas Tree.. Come and join Alison as she shows you how to stitch and construc... more
  • 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
  • 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

Latest News

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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