Embroidery Exhibition – Denmark

The Denmark Embroidery Group is holding an Embroidery Exhibition on the long weekend in September – 26th, 27th & 28th, 2020.  Featuring both historic and contemporary work.  Are you anywhere near the Denmark Community Resource Centre?


Susie Vickery – Embroidered Story Telling Workshops

This year Maker&Smith are offering a series of three workshops with the wonderful Susie Vickeryhttp://www.susievickery.com/

Susie has designed three workshops for Maker&Smith that can be ‘stitched’ together for a fulsome experience or if you can only attend one, you will still reap the rich benefits of her teaching and inventive ideas.
Each of the 2-day workshops take place over a weekend at Camelot in Perth, with enough time to practice or prepare new work for the next one.

Early bird pricing is available until August 9 for the workshops.




  1. Embroider a Portrait :: Saturday 22 + Sunday 23 August.
  2. Create a 2D Jointed Puppet :: Saturday 26 + Sunday 27 September.
  3. Articulate an Embroidered Story :: Saturday 17 + Sunday 18 October.

There is more detail about the workshops here https://www.makerandsmith.com.au/events/susie-vickery-workshops/


‘The Magic of Thread’

The Thread Magic, machine art and embroidery group (Embroiderers’ Guild of WA),  are having an Exhibition and Sale of work. Come join them…..

Perth Royal Craft and Cookery Show


It is WA’s well-earned privilege to be having a Royal Show this year, when only a few weeks ago it was in doubt!

We all know the special interest areas which members of our Guild make great efforts to endorse, generating interest and awareness by performing demonstrations and also entering exciting work into the competitions.

The Guild provides a representative (currently Joan Sibenaler) on the local RAS Arts & Crafts Committee; discussions are always ongoing concerning the categories, volume of entries and current trends in needlework and handwork generally.

The Show this year runs from 26 September – 3 October inclusive. Information on entering the
creative craft competitions can be found at Perth Royal Craft and Cookery Show.

Entry forms need to be lodged by 16 August and items then physically delivered to the Showgrounds on 17 or 18 September. Groups often arrange this delivery and subsequent
collection of items after the Show by volunteer members.


Remember the ‘Exquisitely Gifted’ Exhibition…

In February this year, two gifts from the Exhibition were presented to the National Trust WA at Peninsular Farm. Raelene Vinciullo designed and together with the Sunday Sampling Group, stitched a traditional sampler using words and symbols related to the Hardey family and their farm dating back to 1839.

Joan Sibenaler and her Peninsular Farm Group designed and stitched eight beautiful white table napkins with a basic design of hemstitching and the Hardey family initial, consistent with the type of item probably produced by the daughters of the Peninsula Farm household.

It was wonderful to be able to present our stitched gift to the National Trust WA. We bring our love of embroidery combined with our interest in local heritage and a shared history. It was lovely to see the enthusiasm of the National Trust representatives in receiving an artefact that is able to tell the story of Peninsula Farm from another perspective. (Joan Sibenaler & Raelene Vinciullo)  Below L-R Liz, Molly, Alia, Anne (Nat. Trust), Joan, Sherry, Raelene.


Further information about Peninsular Farm can be found at: https://www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/peninsula-farm/


Palestinian Threads and Stitches Exhibition

Palestinian Threads and Stitches celebrates the living diversity of Palestinian identity within the Western Australian community. Handmade, traditional tatreez embroidery pieces are stitched together into a single cloth, just as the stories of the women who made them are stitched together with the common threads of identity.  


Where:  Midland Junction Arts Centre,  Hallway Gallery 276 Great Eastern Highway, Midland. 

For more information go to Midland Junction Art Centre.

‘Cosmograph [Jerusalem]’ South Western Times Art 2020

The South Western Times Art 2020 opens this Friday night, Feb 14th, Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, and runs until April 27th. See fibre artist, teacher and long term member of the Guild, Geraldine Peterkin’s exhibit ‘Cosmograph [Jerusalem]’.  Inspired by recollections and experiences of a recent trip to Jerusalem.  It is worked principally in a Japanese technique called BORO with much of the thread and fabric hand-dyed to create the exact colours necessary.   See www.swtimes.com.au for more details.

Embroiderers Guild Victoria -Diamond Jubilee Classes

In 2020 members of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria will be celebrating the Guild’s Diamond Jubilee. As part of their 60th anniversary celebrations they have invited overseas and interstate tutors to conduct classes in Victoria.


The classes have now been opened up to fellow guild members around Australia. For the class program with details of vacancies  please refer to https://www.embroiderersguildvic.org/learn/classes/2020-diamond-jubilee-classes/)



All enquiries can be emailed directly to education@nullembroiderersguildvic.org.