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

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Stitching Group

stitching groupThe Stitching Group will resume later in the year if there is sufficient interest. We are considering a different date and a different venue - if you would be interested in attending a morning session once a month please let Eliza know. 


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.

WEG Workshops


RSN-trained traditional embroiderer Lizzy Pye (nee Lansbury) will talk to us at our November meeting about the History of Crewel work including the Jacobean period, discussion of the style and techniques involved in this popular and beautiful embroidery form.
Lizzy graduated with distinction from the RSN and has authored a book for them on whitework.  She is now working on a goldwork book.  Lizzie also worked on Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
Sign up at the September meeting 
to Lizzy’s workshop on 15 November – there is a limit of 10 spaces.  Lizzy will bring along a crewel work design and traditional hand-dyed wools on linen, incorporating stiches such as trellis work, satin stitch, long and short shading and French knots.
As well as the workshop cost of £30 (which covers Lizzy’s fee, travel costs and room hire),  Lizzy has proposed an additional £20 a head charge for the kits she will be providing (normal price is £25).   If you want to use your own materials you should bring a sturdy fabric such as linen or denim (or something finer backed with a layer of calico), but of 
course this will not be printed with the pattern so you could design your own or just work on the stitches.   Lizzy recommends chenille needles 22-24 and crewel 5-7. Lizzy will bring crewel wool and materials which you can purchase on the day.
Please bring your own small embroidery hoop even if you are buying Lizzy’s workshop kit.  An 8” hoop will be fine.
Lizzy has her own website if you’d like to check out her work.



Get involved at WEG

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There are lots of interesting workshops following our talks

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Forthcoming Events and Competitions

Don't forget Knit and Stitch at Ally Pali 11th -14th October 2018. Tickets for our coach have all gone now!

Windsor and Maidenhead Members' Exhibition - Elizabeth House in Cookham Rise, running fro 17th September to 12th October 2018. Open weekdays 9-3pm and 11-3pm at the weekends

Threads Through Revelation at Guildford Cathedral 22nd August to 12 October 


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.