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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  • Thinking about your stitching journey and where you might like it to lead you? Have you considered partaking of some classes to improve and deepen your understanding of embroidery and some of the possibilities available? This series of lessons will give you a very sound foundation on which to build your future masterpieces. Foundations of Embroidery 11th February 2024 Thinking about your stitching journey and where you might like it to lead you? Have you considered partaking of some classes to improve and deepen you... more
  • Due to popular demand, the Hapsburg Lace workshop will be repeated at Curnow Knuckey in Kingsley.
We invite you to join us for two afternoons of learning and fun to create this lovely design that you will be proud to show your friends and family Start Stitching for Beginners - Hapsburg Lace embroidery 18th February 2024 Due to popular demand, the Hapsburg Lace workshop will be repeated at Curnow Knuckey in Kingsley. We invite you to join us for two afternoons of lear... more
  • Redgum Retreat is located in the beautiful timber town of Dwellingup, just over an hour south east of Perth. Sharing the same property as the Wine Tree Cidery, the Retreat sits alongside the Bibbulmun track, less than a kilometre from town, overlooking the orchard and surrounding state forest. Redgum Embroidery Retreat 2024 19th February 2024 Redgum Retreat is located in the beautiful timber town of Dwellingup, just over an hour south east of Perth. Sharing the same property as the Wine T... more
  • In this class students will create a Canvaswork Landscape piece from a photograph of their choice. It is a wonderful technique that allows you to be imaginative and think ‘outside the square’, to create a piece that is uniquely yours. Landscape in Canvaswork 2nd March 2024 In this class students will create a Canvaswork Landscape piece from a photograph of their choice. It is a wonderful technique that allows you to be ... more

Latest News

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  • 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
  • Founder's Challenge 2023 - Intimate Landscapes 15th February 2023 Have you been working on your 2023 Founder’s Challenge? It’s such an interesting theme with so much scope for interpretation. Remember, an intimate landscape focusses on smaller, often unnoticed details rather than a wider scenic view. ... 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