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Convenors Meeting April 2018 Wollongong

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Important news! Our new building at 76 Queen St Concord West is almost complete, click here for the list of exhibitions in our 6 new Gallery spaces.



Wollongong Group Exhibition - 'With Needle and Thread'

Friday 10 November 10am - 5pm
Saturday 11 November 9am - 4pm  

The annual exhibition of the Wollongong Group Embroiderers Guild NSW Inc. will be held at the Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto. 
There will be displays of recent embroideries by members, special displays, works for sale and more. 
The Gift Boutique offers a wide range of handmade items, the shopfronts provide an extensive range of embroidery needs for sale and our Coffee Shop offers yummy refreshments. 
Come and enjoy a relaxing day out.

Entry $5
Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto.

For more information and how to get there click here


      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.  



‘Introduction to Embroidery Course - Information Session

10am - 12pm Sunday 12 November 2017 (note change of date was Sat 28 October)  

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.

Click here for more information about this event  or click here to see 76QueenGallery exhibition list


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.


Convenors Meeting 2018 - Wollongong
Friday 20 to Sunday 22 April 2018 

Wollongong Group invites you and members of your group to take part in the events in conjunction with the Annual Convenors Meeting being held in Wollongong in April 2018.

Click here for full details of the event, where to stay, what to visit and Registration form.

Email if further information is needed.



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.


Craft and Quilt Fair 2018 - The Point of Stitch

Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 June 2018

We are excited that once again the Guild has a large display area at the Fair. The theme for 2018 is ‘The Point of Stitch’ where the focus is on using recycled and repurposed materials and stitched using the Effie Mitrofanis magic and zinger colour palette. All will be revealed in our four interesting and unique installations:

     Postcard sized - pointing out that stitches are used to make and mend in a postcard size
     Organza works - pointing out the importance of colour in stitch on white/ivory organza.
     Bottomless cup - pointing out an environmental issue in stitch
     Wow that’s Art – pointing out stitch can create colourful art with recycled objects

Visitors to the Fair – check out our Stand at the Craft and Quilt Fair in 2018, you won’t be disappointed.

Guild Members and Groups are invited to make items for ‘The Point of Stitch’, why not start early and enjoy your stitching for this important event. For more information:
     Click here for The Point of Stitch online
     Click here for The Point of Stitch Brief (6 page PDF which can be printed)

For more info on the Craft and Quilt Fair click here

Pat Chambers

Judith Langdon 

Bottomless Cup
Leslie Lockwood 


Wow that's Art
Spirit Women - Blue Stone Stories

Jackie Abrams