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
  • 17th century embroiderers used many stitches that are not commonly used today. They have a beauty and appeal and can effectively be used in many modern day embroideries. Block of the Month, Exploring 17th Century Stitches 19th May 2024 17th century embroiderers used many stitches that are not commonly used today. They have a beauty and appeal and can effectively be used in many mode... more
  • 55th Anniversary Exhibition - Samplers and Stories 1st June 2024 The Embroiderers' Guild of Western Australia presents their 55th Anniversary Exhibition "Samplers and Stories: A Contemporary Showcase" at Wireless Hi... more
  • Come, learn and stitch this delightful little puppy design, decorated to delight. You will fall in love with him! Start Stitching - Wendy Westie 16th June 2024 Come, learn and stitch this delightful little puppy design, decorated to delight. You will fall in love with him! more
  • Carol will be in Albany and has offered to teach this workshop to our members there. She will teach you her way of Appliqué on a simple bird image, as well as how to apply embroidery stitches to embellish in a way that is unique. Can Can Birds 20th July 2024 Carol will be in Albany and has offered to teach this workshop to our members there. She will teach you her way of Appliqué on a simple bird image, a... more

Latest News

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News
  • JETS (Junior Embroidery and Textile Students) is on again next week - Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July. Cost is $15 for both mornings. See attached flyer for further details or contact Margaret Lofthouse on 0417 501 332.
Come and see how much fun stitching can be! JETS school holiday stitching fun - Tuesday 9-Wednesday 10 July 3rd July 2024 JETS (Junior Embroidery and Textile Students) is on again next week - Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th July. Cost is $15 for both mornings. See attached flyer for further details or contact Margaret Lofthouse on 0417 501 332. Come and see how much fun stitching can be! ... more
  • 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
  • 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 ... 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