Annual Stitching Weekend 2017
The Guild’s next ‘Stitching Weekend’ will be held 26th – 28th May 2017 at the Greenhills Conference Centre. This is an opportunity to work on your stitching projects, enjoying the company of other stitchers and the beautiful surrounds. There are options of staying in on-site ensuite accommodation for the weekend with all meals provided, or attending during the day. Applications close Monday 15th May, and there are still a few places left.
Unfortunately there has been a problem in making the application form available on the web site, so if you are interested, you should leave a message on (02) 6262 8035. As Monday is our general meeting day, you can discuss details then, but please be aware that next Monday is the closing date!
The Embroiderers’ Guild ACT 2017 Exhibition
The 2017 Exhibition will be held 15th – 17th September at the Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla. It will be open from 10am to 4pm.
Golden Wattle patterns for sale
In May 2015 the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT was commissioned to embroider a specially developed Golden Wattle design on a blanket that was the official gift from the people of Australia, for HRH Princess Charlotte. After completing this commission, the ‘Blanket Embroidery Team’ went on to develop small projects using part of the original design on items that are of interest to stitchers and embroiderers. The projects are a card, a paperweight, a scissor keeper, a trio of pin cushions, a book mark, a needle book. Patterns for these projects are now available from the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT at a cost of $5.00 per pattern (by email) or $6.00 per pattern (printed and posted). For further details, see the order form:
2017 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show Super Toyworld Crafts Expo
The Guild participated in the Crafts Expo at the Canberra Show, 24 to 26 February. We helped to set up the Needlework display and demonstrated embroidery.
The Embroiderers’ Guild ACT 2016 Exhibition
This was held at the Albert Hall, on Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT, 16th – 18th September, 2016. Special features: Extensive and diverse display of current pieces of work, both traditional and modern, made by Guild members; Displays of vintage embroidery and Guild Challenge history pieces. As part of the Exhibition, there was a public seminar on Saturday 17 September. Victoria Pearce, Director of Endangered Heritage in Phillip, talked about what individuals can do to keep their own treasures safe from damage, moths and light fading. The talk covered storage, display and framing issues focusing on embroideries and textiles.
Community Diversity Festival, Saturday 27 August 2016
The festival was held at St Margaret’s Church, Hackett ACT (on the corner of Antill St and Phillip Avenue) from 11am to 3pm. The Guild participated with a display of touchy-feelies.
World Embroidery Day 2016
30 July was World Embroidery Day. The Guild celebrated with a day of stitching on Monday 25 July. Our special guest was Dao Midgley who talked about a group of Hmong embroiderers in her village in Laos and the transition from traditional designs to modern designs using the traditional technique of reverse applique. Examples of these beautiful embroideries were displayed.