April speaker

Our enthusiastic speaker, Robyn Steele Stickland from Opendrawer in Camberwell showed some of her many collections including Buttons and Embroidery tools. She discovered that many of us have similar addictions and explored the reasons why we feel the need to “hoard” such things (not to mention the dreaded “Stash” word.

Kerrie cat

Kerrie’s Crewelwork Cat

At her shop she runs classes in all sorts of textile work and also gives us a chance to recycle some of our stash at her market stall days. See her web site for more  of what’s on.

We also had fun working on the delightful kits for pincushions that Brenda Ryan had brought along. Hopefully some will be done for our next exhibition! We plan to have a group to work on making items for the exhibition and if you want to join in please see a committee member.

Come and visit Kerrie’s Cat at Our Heritage Festival display at the Wintergarden, 51 McKillop Street this weekend April 29th to May 1st : 10am to 4pm

Classes coming up include a visit from Internationally acclaimed tutor Hazel Blomkamp who will be exploring Needle Lace in Embroidery on 13th and 14th of July.

 

Showcasing the Artisans of Geelong

Stitched by Alice Harrington

Stitched by Alice Harrington

Showcase 2015
10am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday, 13th & 14th June, 2015
at The Geelong Club, 74 Brougham Street, Geelong.

The Geelong Branch of The Embroiderers Guild is a member of the Artisans of Geelong and there are many beautiful pieces in this display embroidered by our members

A unique opportunity exists for one weekend only in June 2015 to view over 180 new and exquisite creations, made by fifty-five Artisans of Geelong.
These pieces were carefully curated over a period of two years by The Johnston Collection and featured in their recent ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas exhibition at Fairhall in Melbourne.
Each piece will be displayed in the magnificent rooms of the historic Geelong Club, a location rarely opened to the public. You will be able to view these incredible works of art and learn more about each of them from the Artisans.
Techniques include embroidery, textile art, porcelain art, lace-making, tatting, beading, patchwork & quilting, weaving & spinning, art dolls, painting, weaving with plant fibre, woodcraft, tapestries and more.

Heritage Festival

We have a wonderful display of embroidered items from traditional smocking to modern Textile Arts pieces as part of the National Trust’s Heritage Festival. This year the theme “Conflict and Compassion” relates to the centenary of the Anzac landing and leads us up to Anzac day next week.

Join us at The Geelong Wintergarden, 51 McKillop Street Geelong from 9am to 4pm on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April.Postcards Jock002Postcards Jock001

A special part of the display is 2 original embroidererd postcards sent from France by  Jock McQuat, a Geelong ANZAC to his sweetheart.

You can also see the postcards that our members have stitched as a challenge on the theme.

Johnston Collection – A treat to start the year

” ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”

Stitched by Alice Harrington

Stitched by Alice Harrington

This year the wonderful Christmas at The Johnston Collection decorations were created by members of the Artisans of Geelong Group. EGV Geelong belongs to this group and many of the creations this year were embroidered by our members.

The Exhibition includes some breathtakingly special works and is well worth a trip. You need to make a booking and you have until 24th February to see the items displayed in the rooms that Mr Johnston filled with his delightful collection of antiques and curiosities