The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria – Geelong Branch. Enthusiastic stitchers in every type of embroidery style and from beginners to expert.
Shazam: Exhibition 2018
Canvaswork Arabian Nights Tile by Anne Monagle
SHAZAM! 50 Magical Years 2018
Our last biennial exhibition celebrated our 50 years of stitching: our Golden Anniversary.
1001 Arabian Nights was the theme and there was lots of Gold as well.
From Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September 2018.
Our guidance groups stitched furiously to produce some amazing group entries to the challenge of the theme. Canvaswork, Patchworkers and the Textile Arts group GeeTAG are amongst those involved. Individual members were also invited to submit something to fit the theme. The Canvaswork Group’s tiles won the Visitor’s Choice award.
Brenda Ryan won the individual Visitor’s award with her fantastic Rackham Cloth
Our next Sit and Sew meeting is on Monday 11th March from 11am to 2pm at St David’s Church Hall Aphrasia Street Newtown At these meetings we work on our existing sewing or join in the Try-Out table to try a technique that may be new to you. We bring our lunches, chat and exchange ideas and sewing tips.
We also have access to the comprehensive library collection and are able to see what classes are coming up in the future. This year has already seen some wonderful work from class members and there are two International tutors lined up for later in the year
Education is an important part of our Guild actitivities, passing on the traditional and new styles of embroidery. Classes are held throughout the year and prove very popular including our recent Summer School ones. Lists of upcoming classes are available at the meetings and in the newsletter that goes out to our members. Coming up soon, Alison Cole will be teaching a Goldwork project in March – get in quickly for this one.
A Taste of Candlewicking workshop will be held on Friday April 5th
Alison Snepp, from NSW will be back for her final teaching session here and you must not miss her class, which will impart much of what she has learned in her long career as an embroiderer.
Hazel Bloemkamp, Crewel embroidery expertfrom South Africa, will be visitiing us in September so lots to look forward to.
New classes and workshops are added all the time, so come to meetings or join the Guild to get our newsletter for more information.