2021 PERTH ROYAL SHOW- ENTRIES NOW OPEN
Entries are now open for this year’s Royal Show. There’s tons of categories to choose from and it’s an opportunity to showcase the beauty and benefits of embroidery to the wider community. Why not enter a piece you love and show it off! We will even deliver member’s entries to the showgrounds so you don’t have to. More info on this closer to the event. If you need help on deciding which category to enter give the Guild a call for assistance.
Click on the link below to enter. Entries close 22 August. Good Luck!
SIGNALS, CYPHERS AND STORIES: Virtual Tour
SIGNALS, CYPHERS AND STORIES: A Stitched History of Telecommunications
CRAFT FAIR POSTPONED
Unfortunately due to the current COVID situation, this year’s Craft and Quilt fair has again been postponed to Nov 3-7. Whilst this is disappointing for us, it is a major blow for the organizer Expertise Events, a small family business committed to craft communities Australia wide. Let’s show our support for this event when it goes ahead later in the year!
Meanwhile, why not work on a piece for our display – Embroidery with a story.
Stay tuned for more information later in the year.
We are renovating!
As part of our Strategic Plan the Guild has identified a need to improve access at Guild house for our members with mobility issues. In addition we need more space and improved storage for our valuable and extensive collection. For more information regarding the decision to embark on improvements at Guild house see Renovations and Extension Plan – Information for members May 2021
If you wish to contribute to our fundraising efforts you could-
Buy a brick- Only $50 per brick, see more information here –Buy-a-Brick-Information-for-Guild-members
Alternatively, click here to go to our Trybooking fundraising pages- EGWA Building Fund and
We are very excited. Keep your eyes peeled for future fundraising events in the upcoming months.
Our Workshop Calendar is back!
See the full 2021 program with links listed to the right, or under Learning. Choose from Samplers, Block of the Month, Elizabethan inspired or a refresh of your embroidery skills, and more with a large and varied programme including online registration and payment through Trybooking.
If you are interested in working with your own small design and selection of stitches but find Anna Scott’s workshop full contact the Workshop Registrar and enquire about a wait list.
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!
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.
Guild House is open……
But everyone is reminded of the requirements to wear masks, maintain social distancing, wash hands, clean hard surfaces and please do not attend if you are feeling the slightest bit unwell.