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:

  • Eleven 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
  • 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
  • During this two-day class you will get the opportunity to create a beautiful hand embroidered feather design by combining the technique of metal thread work with decorative surface stitching. 
Metal Work Feathers 17th April 2024 During this two-day class you will get the opportunity to create a beautiful hand embroidered feather design by combining the technique of metal threa... more
  • Helen Richman is a RSN trained embroiderer, designer and teacher - bluebirdembroidery.co.uk. While she is here in WA teaching, Helen has kindly agreed to be interviewed. So join us and learn what motivates Helen to embroider, what’s her favourite technique and much more. An Interview with Helen Richman 18th April 2024 Helen Richman is a RSN trained embroiderer, designer and teacher - bluebirdembroidery.co.uk. While she is here in WA teaching, Helen has kindly agre... more
  • Learn the delicate art of silk shading to create this beautiful and colourful design Bee Eaters in the Mulla Mulla. Bee Eaters in the Mulla Mulla 20th April 2024 Learn the delicate art of silk shading to create this beautiful and colourful design Bee Eaters in the Mulla Mulla. more

Latest News

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News
  • 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