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World Embroidery Day 30 July

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Laura Leverton and Christina Barton Retrospective

 Friday 29 June to Tuesday 28 August 

We invite you to join us in celebrating the work of Christina Barton and Laura Leverton, two expert needlewomen and well-respected, long time members of the Guild. The mother and daughter duo were generous teachers of their skills, enjoying traditional embroidery but also using well known stitches to experiment. Christina and Laura both had great success at a vast variety of exhibitions spanning many years, it being rare not to find work of one or both in the "Showcase of Excellence" at the Royal Easter Show.
From all members and friends of the Guild, we would like to sincerely thank Kevin Leverton, for his most generous donation used to make our beautiful new building possible. Also to the support, good-will and trust of the family in allowing us to display such a cherished collection of heirlooms. We hope that seeing the beautiful pieces being displayed will inspire us all to become involved with enthusiasm in Kevin's vision, as the Guild moves forward on the next part of our journey.

A flyer (to click and print)  

Laura Leverton and Christina Barton Flyer Laura Leverton and Christina Barton Flyer (189 KB)


Official Opening of Exhibition   Friday 29 June 6 - 8pm
All Welcome.  The Leverton family will be in attendance and Keryn Leverton will entertain us with her music.  RSVP Essential

Fees  Standard $90   Members  $75  Bookings essential.   Maximum 8 students.

Inspired by Schwalm Embroidery with Ann-Marie Bakewell   Thu 9 August  10am — 3:30pm

Dancing Girls, Surface Stitchery with Carolyn Pearce   Thu 16 August  10am — 3:30pm

Blackwork for Beginners With Barbara Allum   Thu 23 August  10am — 3:30pm

Free Demonstrations in the Gallery:

Judy Smart      Thu 5, Thu 12, and Thu 19 July    11-12noon and 1-2pm
Judy will be in Gallery 3 and she will spread her stitching and books on the table and sit, stitch and chat about her work and Laura and Christina and their work.

Jenny Bargh    Mon 23 July   11-12noon and 1-2pm

Bookings for all events are to made by contacting the Guild office on 9743 2501 or emailing