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The Embroiderers' Guild NSW is a membership body for anyone and everyone who loves to stitch or would love to learn. Founded in 1957, we have around 1300 members and over 60 groups throughout New South Wales.

People of all ages and walks of life join the Guild for all sorts of reasons: following their creative urge; mastery of a new skill; a love of traditional crafts; memories of learning from mum or grandma; the company of like-minded people - just to name a few!

The Guild’s headquarters in Concord West has recently been redeveloped into a 3 story 'Centre of Excellence for Embroidery'. It has multiple gallery spaces, a lift, several workshops areas.  It is full of things embroiderers love and will make you want to linger longer!  For location and opening times click here Contact Us.

The Threaded Needle – supplies for all of your embroideries, workshops, courses etc. Full of beautiful threads, the latest embroidery books, linens, beads and lots more. Open to the general public.
The Collection - our archive of beautiful and historical embroidered heirlooms. Open to members by appointment.
Library – over 5,500 books available for loan to members.
Exhibition rooms.
Workshop/Class rooms
Kitchen and lunch room with tea/coffee making facilities, microwave and fridge.

Please be aware that our newly redeveloped building will have a lift and wheelchair access to all floors. 

Members’ Meeting - held on the second Wednesday of every month (except January), 10.30am-12.00pm.  Visitors welcome.

Guild Patron  We are very lucky and honoured to have as our patron, Mrs Linda Hurley, wife of His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor of New South Wales.  

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Photo below:  Visit to the Guild and WWI Centenary Exhibition on the 28th April, 2015 by Mrs Linda Hurley, wife of the NSW Governor and the Guild's Patron (centre), and Jenny Marty, Guild President (left) and Cheryl Grant, Guild Vice-President (right).