Beautiful goldwork embroidery

Machine embroidery panel detail inspired by lichen

Textile greeting card using reverse applique techique

Machine contemporary quilt inspired by Ground Zero

Machine embroidery for Capability Brown exhibition

Winchester Embroiderers' Guild welcomes contemporary and traditional textile artists, embroiderers and craft enthusiasts

Discovery Centre Exhibition 2020

Exhibition at City Space, Saturday 25 January to Sunday 22 March 2020

We are very pleased that City Space has now offered us a slot for our exhibition. Please make a note of the dates in your diary.

Planning is already underway. The most immediate things we need to decide are an image for City Space promotions and the name of the exhibition. Branch members can refer to the July Newsletter for more information about this.


We will need volunteers to help the Sub Committee, throughout the process. These will be small jobs such a gathering in exhibition fees, accepting work in at the start of the exhibition. Nothing too onerous. Please speak to one of the exhibition sub-committee if you would be willing to help us.

Exhibition Regulations and Entry Forms

Entry forms and exhibition fees are due in at the October meeting. This does not mean that your work has to be complete by then. Or even started! But we do need an indication of what you are hoping to submit, for planning purposes.

Links to the exhibition regulations and entry forms for pieces of work and for cards are given below. The sub-committee would prefer that you download the word version (doc) of the entry form, save with your name in the word file, complete the word document and then send as an attachment to in an email to Liz Frampton (her email address is in the members section of the website). Only use the pdf version if you are unable to complete the form in Word. If you would like to sell cards please download and print off the card entry form, complete and then submit with your cards.

Entry form for work (Word document) - Please download this word document, save with your name in the title, complete and email back to Liz as an attachment.

Entry form for work (pdf version) - Only use this version if you are unable to complete the Word .doc form

Card Entry form (pdf version)- Please print out and complete with your details to hand in with your cards

Entry regulations for work



The lastest edition of the SEW Region Newsletter can be found here

Sales Table

Thanks to everyone for donating to the sales table and please don’t stop giving, anything however large or small is welcome and if you need any help with picking up or transporting please contact Teresa. Give donations to Teresa and she will add them to the sales table. Due to everyone’s generosity both with supplying and buying from the sales table we are going to have a donations box for you so you can browse and then drop your contribution into the donations box rather than having to be ‘observed’. Please give what you feel is appropriate for the items you have. There is no minimum or maximum and we just ask that items that may be a little more special such as say gold threads are considered in the level of donation if you can.

Get involved at WEG

Find out how you can be involved with WEG.

There are lots of interesting workshops following our talks

Ask Ann Wheeler if you can bake a cake

Help with keeping the website up to date by ensuring that there are regular contributions and  compiling the list of What's On

Forthcoming Events and Competitions

The popular Material World textile exhibition returns again to the Hilliers Gardens this autumn from 26th October to 20 November 2019 

This annual exhibition displays a wide variety of needlework, embroidery, felting and textile art which are all for sale.

10am – 5pm (in October)
10am – 4pm* (in November)

*exhibition closes at 3pm on the last day.

About Us

The branch is based in Hampshire and was founded in 1963. It is affiliated to the internationally recognised Embroiderers’ Guild, which embraces all areas of embroidery and is proud to be recognised as a voice for raising the profile of textile and stitched art. Don't let the "Guild" in our name put you off - there is nothing stuffy or exclusive about us! Textile art covers so much more than just fabric and thread and Winchester Embroiderers' Guild is a lively branch with over 70 members, who have a huge range of interests, experience and skills. Our members enjoy getting together and hearing speakers talk about all sorts of embroidery, textiles and related subjects including:

traditional and contemporary embroidery

mixed media and patchwork

lace, felt and beading

historical and ethnic work

We welcome everyone from complete beginners to experienced textile artists. You can be a traditional hand-stitcher, a machine textile artist who enjoys working on bold and contemporary designs or anything in between. You do not have to be a practising textile artist, just having an interest in textile art will suffice. 

There are monthly meetings as well as a number of workshops every year and an informal stitching group that meets in the morning before branch meetings. We also have two active Young Embroiderers’ Groups who meet in the school holidays. We hold regular competitions, challenges and exhibitions. Click here to see a beautiful embroidery of Winchester completed by Guild members in 1988 that is displayed in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Visitors are always made most welcome at our meetings and we hold occasional coffee mornings for new members. Please contact the branch for more information about visiting or joining Winchester Embroiderers' Guild.