Join the Guild’s Events During the National Trust Heritage Month

The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA is hosting a number of events that celebrate the many contributions  during the National Trust Heritage Month.

This year’s theme, Having a Voice, encourages participants to share their stories through different voices, as a way to recognise the many narratives that contributed to what Western Australia is today.

Guild members and are invited to join the following events led by the Guild’s various groups.

To reserve seats, please send your RSVP to Gaynor Ashford at gaynorashford@nullhotmail.com or phone 0409 269 526.

 

A Voice of Fashion – Bags and Purses

Speaker: Valerie Cavill
When: Friday,  28 April, 10am – 12 noon
Venue: Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove
Host: Collections Group

Valerie Cavill, textile collector, historian, and founder of the Guild’s Textile Collection, relates social and cultural history through bags and purses. Using examples from her personal collection and the Guild’s Collection she explores their uses and construction.

 

The Long Road to Emancipation

Speaker: Olwyn Scott

When: Monday, May 1, 10am -11.30am

Venue: Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove

Host: Lace Group

Hear international award winning lace maker Olwyn Scott recount women’s social history through the ages by means of her prize winning bobbin lace.

 

Magic, Mystery, and the Power of Beads

Speaker: Valerie Cavill

When: Wednesday, May 3, 1pm – 2.30pm

Venue: Alexandra Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora

Host: Thread Magic Group

Valerie Cavill relates social and economic history through beads, from seeds to crystal, using examples from her personal collection and the Guild’s.

 

Magic, Mystery, and the Power of Beads – 2

Speaker: Valerie Cavill

When: Tuesday, May 9, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue: Guild House, 565 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove

Host: 565 Evening Group

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