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Patron:  The Honourable Kim Beazley AC Governor of Western Australia

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 also 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.

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.  

To view or download the current week’s list click here Websites of Week – Week 1

To view all lists click here Websites of the Week

Project of the Month – April

The Guild is introducing a new feature to help occupy us in these unbelievable times….  a free project, changing each month for you to complete….                   

Are you looking for something a little more engaging….  then this may be just the one.  This month’s project is a trio of zippered pouches, simple to construct with a choice of embroidery design and technique. Thanks go to Joan Sibenaler for her inspiration and design.  To download Instructions click on the links here…. ZIPPERED POUCH CONSTRUCTION and Pouch Patterns,

Please share your progress by posting a photo as a comment under the April Event on our Facebook page or Instagram using hashtag #EGWAIsolationBuster.

 

Guild response to Covid 19

The Management Committee has made the difficult decision to close Guild House to all but urgent or essential activities until further notice. Opening hours for Administration will remain as is at this point.

This means that Groups which normally meet there will go into recess, workshops (whether to be held at Guild House or another location) will be cancelled as well as other activities such as the Heritage Talk, Leaders Day, Surprise Day etc. Those who have booked classes will be contacted by the Workshop Registrar. This decision will be reviewed regularly and further updates will be provided on our Web site, ‘The Embroiderer’ and email to members.

We have taken this decision as many of our members are in vulnerable groups or supporting people in vulnerable groups and this is one way we can help protect them. It is also part of our contribution to slowing down the spread of Covid 19 in the community.

Keep well in this difficult time.

Regards,
Prudence Ford
President,
Embroiderers’ Guild of WA

Learn Embroidery with Us!

With a full calendar of events on offer and easy booking online.  

Not just for beginners…. join Raelene in her Foundations 1 course in April and May.  A great starting point for anyone wanting to explore hand embroidery in all its fabulousness!

learn embroidery with us

Or you may prefer an exploration of traditional Japanese or Chinese embroidery with Adelaide tutor, Margaret Lee.  Four projects are on offer, catering to all levels of embroiderer, or receive guidance with your existing project.

Alternatively, Nikki Wepener, exciting new tutor on a first visit to Perth, introducing her own unique interpretations in textured threads and ribbons.  Classes in Albany, Yokine and Guild House in Alfred Cove.

 

See our Workshop Calendar under Learning, for full details, with   Or click on your selection under Upcoming Events on this page.

 

 

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 Wireless Hill celebrates 50 years)
– 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.

Join Online or Download our Membership Form.

 

 

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