The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA 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.
Traditionally, the Guild has an extensive and varied workshop programme, a large lending library, and a Historic Textile Collection which is open to members and the public by appointment. The Guild also provides children’s activities during school holidays.
While these opportunities are not available during this period of social distancing we are offering a number of ways of connecting with interesting projects, links and sharing online. Check out our website here, our Facebook and Instragram pages for details.
A reminder that membership registration of the Embroiderers’ Guild of WA for the 2020/21 year is due by 30 June 2020. This year members are requested to renew online through Trybooking. Please click here for payment Trybooking.
Websites of the Week
Are you searching for interesting websites to browse? We can help. Watch this space as we update with links each week.
This week why not visit The Textile Research Centre – Leiden (The Netherlands) which houses a range of textiles, garments and accessories from around the world with over 28,000 items, including items from the 19th and 20th century and pre-industrial technology (looms, spindles etc.). Or visit Lynxlace, a website by Lorelei Halley for “those who love to make lace, who want to learn lace making, or who love to collect lace”. This site has sections on lace identification, various Bobbin laces, Needle Lace, knitting, crotchet, tatting, Embroidered Laces, Battenberg tape lace and other mixed laces and Patchwork Lace (sewn together from different kinds of lace). . To get the links or download the information just click here Week 8 .
To view all lists click here Websites of the Week
Project of the Month – May’s ‘Stitch-a-long’
Just in time for Mother’s Day!
Embroider a heart, take a photograph, then send it to those we cannot visit. Love and a virtual hug all stitched up.
Finally, when our isolation is lifted, a display at Guild House, fill our headquarters with colour!
This is open to everyone and not judged.
Thank you to Rita Petters for this month’s inspired stitching. Shown here, the hearts in pale pink are worked in Hardanger, pale gold in gold trellis couching and silk ribbon, Cream with red flower is Brazilian stitch, and Dark purple heart is free motion machine stitching in metallic thread.
Please share your progress by posting a photo as a comment under the May event on our Facebook page or Instagram (remember to tag @embroiderersguildofwa).
Guild House has re-opened with restrictions……
Guild House has re-opened but everyone is reminded of the requirements for social distancing, limited numbers in attendance, washing hands, cleaning hard surfaces and please do not attend if you are feeling the slightest bit unwell.
Learn Embroidery with Us!
Sorry, all events are cancelled while social distancing is in place. However please follow us on social media as members share their progress with current projects. Not a member? Please join in and add your comments and photos to our posts. Our Facebook link.
Our full calendar of events will be back on offer with easy booking online as soon as we are able.
Become a Member of the Guild
Anyone with an interest in embroidery may join the Guild and have access to the following membership benefits:
– Six issues of the Guild newsletter ‘The Embroiderer’ annually
– Participation in embroidery groups (here members gear up for Highway2Hell!)
– Embroidery workshops at discounted prices
– Lending library with thousands of books and magazines
– And more!
You do not have to be an experienced embroiderer to join the Guild.