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

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

Stitching Group

stitching groupThe Stitching Group meets from 10am to noon on the Wednesday morning before the afternoon branch meeting  at The Dovetail Centre, Chandler's Ford. (Wednesday 11th October 2017). Bring a piece of hand stitching to do while we chat and also any projects that you would like to share with the group - we would love to see what you get up to with your embroidery. If you stay to eat lunch please sit in the Library area and use the exit in this area to leave the room.

Sales Table

Untll we have found a solution to our storage problem we will be running our Sales Table with the "Adopt a Box" Scheme. You can help by bringing a box of textile craft items you no longer want. All money raised will go to Branch Funds. Please remember to take your box home with you at the end of the afternoon. For more infomation please contact Karen.

Membership Renewal

You will have seen that there is an early-bird offer for membership. If you haven’t signed up already, perhaps because you are confused by the new system HQ has set up, we will talk you through the changes. Please bring your renewal form with you as we need to have that for our Branch records. We will have blank forms at the meeting for anyone without access to a computer and printer. Download the form. Subscriptions will be held at last year's rate (£52) if you pay by 30 September 2017. This rises to £54 if you pay after this date. We have adapted the information on the reverse of the form so that we can collect details about members' interests, especially for new members but we are hoping that existing members will complete this section as well.

Alice Kettle - Stitching Stories

Those of you who have madecushions, please can you add a pad. Unfortunately the hoped for supply of filling hasn’t arrived in time.

If you have a piece of work to exhibit please complete this form so that you can give your work some context.

Please read the sheet of instructions  ‘Exhibition set-up and take down’ from the Discovery Centre about when to deliver and collect your work. 

Here is a programmerogramme for the whole event. I hope you will be pleased to see that Alice is giving us 2 free workshops. I will bring more sign-up sheets for these too, and then send out a requirements list to those who need.

I think this will all be a wonderful opportunity for as many as possible to become involved  and to engage friends and family too.

Keep the date14th Octoberfree so that you can come to the private view!

WEG Workshops

JACKIE LANGFELD workshop is  rescheduled for Tuesday 10th October at St. Peter’s Church Pastoral Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester. 
An experimental 3D workshop using natural materials and/or recycled and found objects. This workshop will look at ways of enclosing something precious to protect and preserve. It will make use of hand stitching in an experimental way to fix and join and may involve other tools and equipment. The scale will be led by individual choices as will the shape and form. The idea is to link this workshop with the Alice Kettle project 'Displacement, Passage', happening in the autumn. The cost of this workshop is £20. The requirements list is available to download in the members' area, BUT sign in and then go back to the home page to click the link to be taken straight there. 

Please do not sign up for a course unless you have the cash or a cheque to pay for it. Your place is not reserved if you haven't paid and your name will be removed if a member who is able to pay requests a place. At the moment there are 5 places available.


AUTUMN STUMPWORK, Thursday 9 November 2107
The sign-up sheet for this workshop will be available at the September meeting. The cost is £25. Please do not sign up unless you have a cheque or cash; your place is not reserved without payment.  

The tutor is Annette Bolton and the project will be a stump work design of a circle of blackberries, rosehips and autumn leaves.  If you want a sneak peak at Annette’s work you can find ithere where there is a whole gallery of her stump work to inspire you. You will be applying the design to your own fabric as part of the class so you can create and use your own design if you prefer, Annette’s website might give you some ideas.  Please note that the picture is not the actual design you will be completing and is just to give you a flavour of Annette’s autumnal work.

Get involved at WEG

It is a busy time of year with lots going on in our branch. Find out how you can be involved.

Alice Kettle Project - members can see latest information here.  (New information available to registered WEG members in: Members Only>Branch Information/Forms>Alice_Kettle2.)

Winchester Heritage Open Day

Publicity, including window and demonstrations at Creative Crafts, Winchester. Can you help publicise the branch by displaying a poster locally? Downloaded here.

Forthcoming Competitions

There are currently no competitions to advertise!

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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.