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

Following the Thread Exhibition 2020

Exhibition of Winchester Embroiderers Guild artwork at City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre

Saturday 25 January to Sunday 22 March 2020

Opening times Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 11am to 3pm. Please check the Hampshire Cultural Trust for up-to-date opening times and information.

Admission free

Artworks and greeting cards for sale

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At the end of the February meeting there were still a few spaces available for two workshops:

Anne Kelly
Anne Kelly is our speaker for April, and she will lead a workshop on Thursday 9th April called “Travels in Textiles”. Working from a collection of photos or postcards, old receipts and brochures you will create a folding book or collaged piece using these elements. The resulting piece will be a personal response to a special place or event. Collage, stitch and printing will be used. The cost of the workshop will be £32.

Another workshop with Anita Bell
Because the January workshop by Anita Bell was oversubscribed leaving a number of members disappointed, we have arranged an extra workshop with Anita on Thursday 21st May.  The cost will be £30.

Bound to Stitch Workshop
There are just two spaces remaining for this workshop. If you are missing WEG workshops in Feb and March Eliza is running a workshop to bridge the void - embroidered miniature books, stitching onto thin leather to make the covers for small books. This workshop will be held at the Bound to Stitch Studio in Kingsworthy, Winchester on Thursday 12th March 2020. The cost will be £30, places limited to 6 participants. Small material charge on the day. If you would like a place contact Eliza by email

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

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Forthcoming Events and Competitions


Saturday 11th Jan to Sunday 22nd March 2020

Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester St, Whitchurch RG28 7AL

An exhibition of stitched textiles from Basingstoke Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

UNBOUND at Two Temple Place

Visionary women collecting textiles

25th Jan to19th April 2020

2 Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD

14-FEB-2020 TO 14-JUN-2020
About the Event: Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers' Guild, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes.
Opening Times/Charges/Phone:
Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 11am - 6pm. Thursday 11am - 8pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm
Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street
Open Website

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 about 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. 

We hold monthly meetings as well as a number of workshops every year and informal stitching afternoons. We also have an active Young Embroiderers’ Group who meet in the school holidays. We hold regular competitions, challenges and exhibitions. We have completed several collaborative stitching projects.

Our "Homes" house with its seven floors, plus roof space, made 2019/20.

A beautiful embroidery of Winchester completed by Guild members in 1988, currently displayed in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Visitors are always made most welcome at our meetings. Please contact the branch for more information about visiting or joining Winchester Embroiderers' Guild.