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  Exhibition of ANZAC Commemoration Postcards
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.  More details to follow closer to the dates.

Art Quill Studio Workshops 2017

Continuing from March 2017

Art Quill Studio in Arcadia Vale, NSW, will be holding a series of workshops during 2017 tutored by Marie-Therese Wisniowski.  The workshops have been structured so that they can be attended as individual workshops or as an ongoing series.  The workshop program will start with basic printmaking techniques and advance to mastering complex multiple imaging/overprinting relationships and techniques.  The techniques are suitable for printing on fabric and paper substrates. For more information on the 2017 workshop program go to:

Dare To Differ 2017

Contemporary Quilts   Quilters’ Guild of South Australia Inc. invites all quilt artists resident in Australia to participate. Submissions should be original, innovative, predominantly fibre, comprising at least two layers stitched together. Online applications Open Monday 1st May– Close Friday 9 June 2017  Link available –
Quilt Exhibition - Gallery M, SA  Friday 1st – Monday 25 September 2017

For further information contact the Convenor:  Suzanne Gummow  Tel: (08) 8268 7005 (h)  


Craft & Quilt Fair 

Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 June 2017 9am - 4:30pm

Returns to Darling Harbour in the magnificent new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney).

For more information

Embroiderers' Guild NSW will have a expanded exhibition area to showcase Members work for the Order and Chaos theme for 2017.

For more information and how Guild Members can participate  Craft and Quilt Fair 2017 Order and Chaos

While you are there, also visit the Patches at Work an exhibition by The Cavalcade of History and Fashion.  Find them at the end of Aisle C.  

Journey through the history of patchwork and its varied applications on shoes, handbags, tea cosies, aprons and much, much more.  Gaze at a wonderful 1890s gown of crazy patchwork. Wonder at quilts frommthe 1870s. Marvel at the heritage ribbons, laces, beading, tassels and buttons.  Listen to talks on the history of patchwork.

Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW    70th Anniversary

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 June 2017 

With lots of activities for members.

EXHIBITION AT FITZROY HALL  Our Exhibition will be held at Fitzroy Hall, Fitzroy Street (next door to Woodstock), Burwood.

ENTRIES DUE: 1 MAY 2017  Great prizes on offer, so for Awards and Exhibition entry forms go to the Guild website

All Guild and Network Group members are eligible.  There will also be an exhibition of the Braids and Tea Towel Challengesas well as demonstrations.

TRADERS HALL AT BURWOOD RSL  Traders Hall and Sales of Members work will be held at Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood.

70TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER & AWARDS NIGHT  AT CLUB BURWOOD (opposite Burwood Station) 6.00pm Saturday 24 June 2017 (Cost TBA).  To reserve a seat or a table for your group contact Susie John:

All venues are within walking distance of the Guild rooms in Burwood.  Make a long weekend of it and visit the Craft and Quilt Fair, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

“Batavia” Tapestry at The Australian National Maritime Museum

 On display until Sunday 29 October 2017

The Australian National Maritime Museum has recently unveiled a stunning new large-scale embroidered work by Melbourne textile artist Melinda Piesse that illustrates the tragic story of the wreck of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) flagship Batavia in 1629.  The Batavia tapestry is on display in Sydney until 29 October and included in the free galleries ticket.  More information on the museum blog:

Sturt Winter School

Monday 3 to Friday 7 July 2017 

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Fibre Arts Australia  Winter School @ Woodlawn

Wednesday 12 to Sunday 17 July 2017 

This is a quick note to everyone about the Fibre Arts Australia event at Woodlawn in Northern New South Wales.  There is still room in most of the workshops that are being held there...contrary to anything that you have heard about the event being full!

We would love to see you at the new event in a stunning location!  The Fibre Arts Team!

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North Shore Craft Group 60th Anniversary Exhibition & Sale

Thursday 13 to Saturday 16 July 2017 

Includes a special 60th Anniversary Exhibition by past and present members of works which are pieces of excellence and representative of their creativity and craft skills.  Unique hand-made jewellery, textiles, pottery, leatherwork, studio glass, weaving, enamelling, silk painting, ceramics, & more.

Thornleigh Community Centre, Cnr Phyllis Ave & Central Ave, Thornleigh


Stitch-in at the Tops 2017

Friday 21 to Sunday 23 July 2017 

A weekend of stitching in an idyllic setting.  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.  This is  "Stitch-In" Number 6!  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.

For more information, costs and application forms Click here

Classes offered:   

Embellished Fabric Necklace
        Tutor  Val Tomlins
          Pashton Embroidery
            Tutor Alison Snepp

Lismore & District Group - Mamluk Purse Workshop with Alison Snepp   

Thursday 27 & Friday 28 July 2017          
Venue: North Lakes Community Centre,  Ballina           
Cost: $145 Embroiderers’ Guild members; $185 Non-Guild members   Workshop Folio: $15 (Payable to Alison at Workshop) (Optional Fabric Kit $15 Payable as above – Please let me know if required when booking).

Lismore Group is very lucky to be hosting Alison Snepp for her delightful  Mamluk Purse Workshop in July.   We have some vacancies available (on a first in, best dressed basis) for any who wish to share this stitching experience with us.   For those of you who are not familiar with Alison as a tutor, she is very accomplished and imparts such a wealth of experience and knowledge in her workshops. This piece is one of her ethnic creations, in which she has researched archival material from  Medieval Egypt and has designed this piece from her visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford U.K.   Any members interested in participating, please contact: Pam Bates  email: or Phone: 0408-070468.   A deposit of $50 is required at time of booking to reserve a place, with Final Payment required 6 weeks before Workshop Date (i.e. by 14 June).   Lismore Group looks forward to welcoming you, and stitching with new friends.  


Margaret Oppen Competition Gala Opening

Friday 22 September 2017


Our next Margaret Oppen competition will be held in 2017.  This competition aims to encourage original design and excellence in technique in all forms of  embroidery.

The Guild will be celebrating its 60th (diamond) anniversary next year, and, in recognition of this, the Management Committee has chosen as the theme for the competition:      DIAMONDS AND OTHER TREASURES  

As for last year's competition, there will be 3 entry categories: Traditional Embroidery, Contemporary Embroidery, and Tutors and Past Winners.

The winners will be announced at a gala opening on 22 September 2017. The competition is open to members of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW and more details will be published in the next few months. 

Sydney Survivorship Centre @ Concord Cancer Centre fundraising event

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 

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

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