1707 – A most unusual Sampler

We have reproduced and charted this 18th century sampler, from our collection, for you to recreate for yourself. This work includes cross stitch, a variety of specialty stitches and drawn thread whitework. We have PDF chart packs available for purchase which include stitch guides for the specialty stitches and thorough instructions for the whitework sections. If you don’t wish to do the whitework there is a  small chart of counted work that can be substituted.

The chart pack is available as two PDF downloads for the small cost of $15. All funds raised are for the support and running of the extensive collection at the EGWA.

The reproduction chart contains all the quirks and errors stitched on the original.  If you would prefer to stitch in a more orderly fashion, a second re-imagined sampler chart is available for inclusion with the original for an additional cost of $5.00.  Choose the Alternative Event ‘1707 A Most Unusual Sampler Reimagined’ for the re-imagined sampler chart together with the reproduction chart.  Total cost $20.

To purchase the original reproduction with the whitework for $15 ( two PDFs) go to http://www.trybooking.com.au/BSPZI

To purchase the original reproduction chart and the reimagined chart for $20 (three PDFs) go to http://trybooking.com.au/BUFCW 





Renovation Fund


A huge Thank You to everyone who has donated to date. 

Tax deductible donations can now be made via the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) www.australianculturalfund.org.au

Once there, search for “Accessing our textile heritage” to donate or just read about our goals for Guild House.

There are several other ways to support the Guild in our quest for a bigger and better space for our members-

Why not ‘Buy a Brick’, click here for information on how- Buy-a-Brick-Information-for-Guild-members

Click here to go straight to the Trybooking page- Buy a ‘Brick’ -Trybooking.com

Donate directly to our building fund here- EGWA Building Fund – Trybooking.com


Alternatively there is a loan scheme available- Information for Members Loan Scheme

Loan Notification form



We have some exciting events coming in the next few months so watch this space!

Renovations and Extension Plan – Information for members May 2021





Become a Member of the Guild

If you have an interest in embroidery consider joining the Guild.  You may access a variety of membership benefits, such as:
– Six issues of the Guild newsletter ‘The Embroiderer’ annually
– Participation in embroidery groups (here Innovative Stitches Group discover the Japanese art of gift wrapping).
– 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!.   Join Online or Download our Membership Form. 


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.

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.

Check out our website here, or our Facebook and Instagram pages for more inspiration.