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Meetings:

Every Monday Except Public Holidays.
10am to 9pm

Contact:

President   Zona Pitman   02 49433265   Mobile 0417217252
Secretary   Cathy Kelly   02 49291805   Email: cathkel@bigpond.com
Treasurer   Bev McKendry  02 49611955   Email: bevmckendry@gmail.com
Night Coordinator  Rhonda Punzet  Email: NewcastleEmbroiderersGuild@gmail.com

Meets at:

New Lambton Community Hall
Cnr Alma Road and Cromwell Street,
New Lambton NSW

Join others who share an interest in all types of embroidery, it doesn't matter if you are an expert or a complete beginner, just bring along something to stitch, a coffee mug and your love of embroidery (the coffee mug is optional). Embroiderers at the Guild have a broad range of embroidery skills and interests. Some embroiderers like to cross-stitch, or other counted thread techniques such as hardanger, others like to do more creative or free-form embroidery. Some do three dimensional embroidery such as stumpwork. Some embroiderers work is very traditional and others is very modern or contemporary.

Approximately 90 embroiderers get together to chat and stitch from 10am, while most have left by 2pm, there is a small group that are still there when the Night Group ladies start to arrive later in the afternoon, usually after work. Our youngest guild member joined a few years ago at 18, our oldest guild member is 93. Most are somewhere in between, with many of our embroiderers only getting interested in embroidery after they retired from full-time work. There are approximately 28 night group ladies. Most of these ladies work full time and as expected the average age of the night group ladies is lower than that of the day group.

Workshops and classes are held regularly in a wide range of embroidery styles and techniques. Workshops have been held on many different techniques including Schwalm, Hardanger, Shadow-work, Stumpwork and Goldwork.

Members have access to an extensive library at the Newcastle Branch as well as the library at the Guild's headquarters in Concord Sydney.