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Margaret Oppen Competition Information

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      Exhibition of ANZAC Commemoration Postcards - 2017
These replica  postcards from World War One, have been designed and embroidered by the members of The Embroiderers' Guild of NSW.   They are a part of the travelling exhibition of commemorative postcards that are visiting communities for display across the state. 

Narrandera RSL - 1 October to mid November 2017

For 2018 travelling exhibition details see further below in this list.  

     Exhibitions at the Guild  (all dates to be advised)


Work of Laura Leverton and Christina Barton - includes original designs and samplers in Counted work, Blackwork, Mareshka, Crewel Embroidery, Petit Point and much more.

‘Order & Chaos’ Installations after the Quilt & Craft Fair 2017, designed and worked by individual members and Groups for our special display at Darling Harbour in June.

Nicole Anderson – Local Photographer


 Margaret Oppen Competition  

November - OFFICIAL OPENING — date to be advised

December/January 2018

The Joy of Stitch

Tutors and some members have been invited to exhibit a significant piece of work from their creative journey - to stimulate conversation, inspire creativity and increase understanding of contemporary embroidery in the context of today’s society.


Effie Mitrophanis workshop Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 January. ‘Create a Cloth and Two Cords’

Courses & Workshops — students work from;

 The Introduction to Embroidery Course — Yrs 1 & 2

 Creative Correspondence Embroidery Course.

 Summer School 2017


Sydney Survivorship Centre at Concord Cancer Centre - fundraising event
10am-4pm Sunday 22 October 2017

Looking forward to people getting involved: 

 1: decorating bras & entering them in the exhibition then attending on the day to enjoy the day.  We have some new bras ready for people to have fun embellishing

 2: book a stall ASAP & book tickets for the event 

 3: donations of art pieces or ???? to raffle & auction on the day

 As a member of Sydney Inner West Rotary Club we get involved with  local community projects as well as overseas. Community is the circles of our lives, our time spent with each other, friends, family, neighbours, colleagues & cancer does not discriminate, it is a wish to have as many communities join in this celebration by attending on the day but also by donating time , art to auction , enter the bra exhibition , music however people wish to contribute. We are so lucky to be living in this city of Sydney a city of diversity and sharing 



‘Introduction to Embroidery Course - Information Session

10am - 12pm Saturday 28 October 2017  

This is a free Information Session explaining the details of the 'Introduction to Embroidery Course', which is the perfect course for those who wish to learn lots of different stitches and a number of stitching techniques. Visitors and members alike are most welcome to this session which explains how the course is run and will answer any questions you may have.

The Introduction to Embroidery Course is a two year course running from February to October each year with eight, five hour classes  usually held on the first Saturday of each month, excluding June.  At the conclusion of each topic, students will be expected to complete samples and a small piece of work to be submitted by the due date. No previous stitching experience required.
Topics to be covered: Surface Stitchery, Counted Thread Work, Pulled Thread Work, Drawn Thread Work, Fine Needlework and Smocking, Colour, Canvas Stitchery, Applique and Metal Thread Embroidery.
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to students who complete all course requirements. Open to members and non-members.
Standard Price $720.00 per annum
Members only Price $600.00 per annum
Fees may be paid in 2 instalments with prior arrangement with the Guild.
Event is held at Guild Headquarters at 76 Queen Street, Concord West NSW.

Bookings essential.  Please RSVP to Janet on (02) 9743 2501 or email  


North Shore Craft Group Christmas Boutique Show & Sale

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 November 2017

Unique hand-made gifts and something for yourself: jewellery, textiles, pottery, leatherwork, studio glass, weaving, enamelling, silk painting, ceramics and more.
Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis Ave & Central Ave, Thornleigh



Different Directions Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland
Saturday 2 December 2017 to Thursday 25 January 2018 

Featuring the work of Carolyn Sullivan and Cathy Jack Coupland, promises to be one of disparate commonality.  Both artists work with needle and thread, covering their work with countless stitches,   Carolyn by hand, Cathy by machine. 


Fashion & Textile Tour of India with Swati Jain

December 2017

Our embroidery workshop will be conducted at two different textile and fashion studio’s so as to get a varied experience of the ways of “karigars” (artisans) and their workmanship.  
Devi Exports Pvt.Ltd. and Weavers Studio
Itinary Arrivals in India 2nd. December at New Delhi We will start with some sourcing in Old Delhi. The biggest sequin and bead market in South East India, visit some designer stores and boutiques and the largest Fabric Market. Before we head out to Kolkatta for the workshop. Workshop will begin on 6th December and end on the 15th. We will return to Delhi on the 16th and fly out from New Delhi on the 17th. Those wishing to extend their stay in Delhi by a few days can do so. Onward trips to Agra, Jaipur etc can be organized with prior notice. Price 2920 U.S.D. or 3650 A.U.D on a Twin Sharing Basis Inclusions: Workshop Charges , Adminsitration and Tour Guide Charges Accomodation will be in a centrally located up market Guest House. All Airport Pick Up and Drop in Delhi as well as Calcutta All transportation and Road Taxes All Breakfast, Lunches and Most Dinners
Swati is an award-winning fashion and textile artist based in New Delhi, the capital of India. Her long term association with the needle and loom crafts of India’s unparalleled heritage, close understanding of craftsmanship and undying passion for textiles,from the country of her birth, is what propelled her to conceive TEXTILE “YATRA”(journey in Hindi language). Textiles and techniques handed down through many generations are at a risk of extinction in India and can be given a new lease of life through a contemporary infusion of ideas by designers. She has faith that such intimate tours will open up a world of mutually enriching opportunities for both international designers and local artisans. Sharing her knowledge and experience in a fun, largely practical and interactive way, Swati’s perspective, pointers and enthusiasm will pack quite a punch into these thoughtfully curated Textile Tours. Join Swati on this fascinating fashion and textile tour(with an occasional stop for Chai- (masala tea) and Samosas!! To immerse yourself in the intricacies of India craftsmanship, taking back with you, new –found inspiration and a taste of Incredible India.  Email-   Phone No-+91-9810730012

    Exhibition of ANZAC Commemoration Postcards  - 2018
These replica  postcards from World War One, have been designed and embroidered by the members of The Embroiderers' Guild of NSW.   They are a part of the travelling exhibition of commemorative postcards that are visiting communities for display across the state. 

Lismore Regional Gallery - February to mid March 2018
Hornsby Library - 2 April to 30 April 2018
Gosford Library and Regions - May, June, July into early August 2018. Locations to be confirmed
Nepean Group will be exhibiting them at the Penrith Gallery during September 2018
Guild Headquarters, Concord West - October to November for WW1 end 11/11/1918

Displays usually (but not always) go up during 1st week of month and taken down in last week of month for transporting to next venue.



Stitch In at the Tops
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 June 2018 


A weekend of stitching in an idyllic setting.  Members and visitors are welcome. This is a fund raising event for the Headquarters Building Fund held at Boronia Lodge within The Stanwell Tops Conference Centre in the Northern Illawarra, approx. 1 hour by road south of Sydney CBD.  We are planning "Stitch-In" Number 7!  You may choose one of the two-day classes or use your weekend to work independently on your own embroidery.  The tutors will be donating their time and expertise for the workshops.

Suggest you reserve these dates in your calendar so you don’t miss it!

More details about the Workshops will be posted when available.