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Events

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Click here Gallery76 to see exhibitions at our new public gallery space at 76 Queen St, Concord West. 

 
   Embroiderers' Guild NSW

Member's Meeting
2nd Wednesday of each month (excluding January & October)
Visitors and members are invited to come to 76 Queen St, Concord West and hear about all what's been going on at the Guild. Meeting starts at 10:30am and ends at lunch time. There are Guest Speakers, show and tell and all sorts of other interesting happenings.
 February Meeting Guest Speaker is Christine Wiltshier
Can mistake making become a generative process? 
Artist Maker Christine Wiltshier works with, and at times subverts, the rule based processes found in traditional textile hand making.  As part of her current Master of Fine Art research she is working with the conventions of hand knitting, as a methodology through which to consider, the generative potential of the unintentionally made mistake.
During her talk Christine will give a brief back ground to her research and then will encourage knitters, non-knitters and fellow mistake makers to take part in her current participatory artwork, (mistake) Making Station.
 
Christine Wiltshier is a cross-disciplinary artist, working with a range of media including textiles, text, photography, sound and video. In her conceptual based work she explores the contemporary art possibilities within traditional hand made textile processes, with a focus on remaking, making, and unmaking. Which are inherent across many forms of textile crafts. She is currently a Master of Fine Arts research candidate at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. 

March Meeting Guest Speaker is Martha Birch 'Rug Hooking'
Rug Hooking is a craft and an art that dates back to early Viking times and was brought to Scotland by them. It has spread to the rest of the United Kingdom and North America where it has been popular for decades. It became a cost-saving occupation for women who made hearth rugs out of old clothes for their homes, during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It has evolved now into a more modern and creative art with wall hangings, bags, rugs, cushions, etc, being produced from felted woollen fabric, jersey fabric and yarns to produce a wide variety of textures and applications.
There are two methods of working with materials which will be demonstrated and the methods used will be fully explained. 
 
                                                                    
   Embroiderers' Guild NSW

Margaret Oppen Competition 2019
Competition Entry Details 
Guild Members are invited to enter this prestigious competition honouring Margaret Oppen who was a founding member of the Guild.
 
The theme for the competition is 'SENSATIONS' and as in previous years there are three categories: Traditional, Contemporary and Tutors and Past Winners. 

Winners will be announced in September 2019 and works exhibited at Gallery76.

 
  
  More information click here

 

Stitches & Craft - Sydney


Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 February  9:30am - 4pm

For more information click here  http://stitchesandcraft.com.au/Sydney/ 

 
EGNSW Festival of Samplers 2019  
June 2019


Exhibitions, 

Workshops, 

Lectures, 

Library displays and talks,
  
Sampler sharing days 

Symposium

and more



Click here for more information
 

Off the Beaten Track exhibition - Nowra

Saturday 8 June to Saturday 27 July 2019 
An  exhibition, at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, exploring imaginary and real journeys in unusual ways and places.


Features works by: 
     Donna Caffrey 
     Margaret Gollan 
     Prue Hill 
     Linda Taglieri  
     Diana Thomas
 Donna Caffrey
Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Nowra  
https://shoalhavenregionalgallery.com.au/whats-on/tours-talks

 

Craft & Quilt Fair - Sydney

Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 June 2019   9am - 4:30pm

Venue: International Exhibition Centre Halls 5 & 6, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Make sure you visit the Embroiderers' Guild NSW - Open Stitching Studio feature space.

For more information click here  http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Sydney/

 

Stitch-In at The Tops #8 - 2019

Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July 2019

A weekend of stitching in an idyllic setting at The Tops Conference Centre in Stanwell Tops approx 1 hour by road south of Sydney. 
Attend one of our workshops or work independently on your own embroidery. Accommodation and all food provided.

Click here for full details.

Read about the weekend, workshops and Application form:

Stitch-In at the Tops Publicity PDF Stitch-In at the Tops Publicity PDF (735 KB)



Threads of Gold

Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September 2019

The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA is proud to be presenting ‘Threads of Gold’, a three day convention in historic Fremantle in September 2019 to celebrate our 50th Anniversary.  
The timing of this coincides with ‘Wildflower’ season in WA so a perfect time to visit!  
 
A brochure in glorious colour and full detail as well as online booking is is available website http://www.embroiderersguildwa.org.au  

We are very excited about what we have been able to pack into these three days.  
In addition there are a number of post-convention workshops that may be of interest.

Jenny Quartermaine (Public Relations Officer)
Embroiderers’ Guild of WA   Email:  jennique@optusnet.com.au   Mobile:  0400 682 078





 
Margaret Oppen Competition 2019 Exhibition

September/October 2019
Margaret Oppen was one of the founders of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc. She always encouraged individuals to aim for a high standard of work. The Margaret Oppen Competition was initiated in 1978 to foster the achievement of excellence in original embroidery design and technique.
 
Theme for this competition was "SENSATIONS" and there are three categories; Traditional technique(s), Contemporary technique(s) and Tutors and past winners . 

Winners will be announced at the Gala Opening on Friday 27 September 2019 and works will be exhibited at Gallery76 for approximately one month.
  

Off the Beaten Track exhibition - Cessnock

Tuesday 1 to Sunday 27 October 2019

An  exhibition, at Cessnock Regional Art Gallery, exploring imaginary and real journeys in unusual ways and places.


Features works by: 
     Donna Caffrey 
     Margaret Gollan 
     Prue Hill 
     Linda Taglieri  
     Diana Thomas
 Donna Caffrey
Cessnock Regional Art Gallery 
https://www.crag.net.au/upcexhibition