2017 Annual Exhibition
Albert Hall, Yarralumla, ACT
Exhibition Open: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017
Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Concessions, Children under 12 Free
Highlights will include:
- items showcasing traditional and contemporary needlework and related crafts
- items created for the 2017 Recycle Challenge
- items highlighting the various uses of embroidered items
- Retrospective exhibition of the work of Margaret Roberts, noted local textile artist
- Smocking demonstrations
- hands-on activities for visitors to try
- a public seminar at 2.00 pm on Saturday afternoon about the care and conservation of your textile pieces, presented by Ms Victoria Pearce, Director and Senior Textile Conservator from Endangered Heritage, Fyshwick ACT
Our popular Café, Vintage and Recycle shop and Gift shop will all be operating as usual.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS
ACTIVE TRAVEL Pty Ltd
Active Travel designs escorted tours, offering textile and craft programs and allowing us to explore other cultures and traditions.
24 Lonsdale Street, Braddon ACT
Phone: 1300 783 188 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADDICTED TO FABRIC
An independent store owned and operated by women who sew.
Patchwork and fashion fabrics from around the world.
25 Dundas Court, Phillip ACT
Phone: 6282 4494 Email: enquiries@A2F.com.au
ENDANGERED HERITAGE Pty Ltd
Provides Conservation services to the public, museums, galleries, archives and libraries
Shop 8 Paragon Mall, 8-20 Gladstone St, Fyshwick ACT
Phone: 6282 8386 Email: email@example.com
HOBBY SEW BELCONNEN
A haven for lovers of patchwork and craft. Supplying equipment, haberdashery and much more.
Shop 105A, Ground level, Westfield Belconnen ACT
Phone: 6253 0011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics and garments; kits and patterns.
60 Dundas Court, Phillip ACT
Phone: 0413 450625. Email: email@example.com
2017 Exhibition Publicity
If you would like to share information with other groups, you can find our 2017 Exhibition poster here:
Information for members
Entries closed on Monday 14th August.
Annual Stitching Weekend 2017
The Guild’s ‘Stitching Weekend’ was held 26th – 28th May 2017 at the Greenhills Conference Centre. This is always 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.
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.