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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

Embroidery by Liz Frampton

Meetings are normally on the second Wednesday of the month, apart from August, at our venue. They start promptly at 2pm with a short business meeting followed by our speaker or in-house activity. Tea/coffee and biscuits are usually served from 3.30pm and the meeting closes at 4pm. Members can arrive from around 1.30pm to give them a chance to purchase something inspirational from the Sales Table, borrow a book from the library, chat with other folk or catch up with their Travelling Book – which is a wonderful way of getting to know each other. Details of forthcoming events and exhibitions are displayed on the noticeboard as well as any other important announcements and copies of the minutes.

We have a varied programme of speakers and activities over the year. In the past speakers have intrigued us with a wide variety of topics including using colour, stitching on plastic, making folk embroidery out of old blankets and creating an authentic 18th century dress. Speakers usually illustrate their talks with slides and/or embroidered/stitched pieces of work. We also run in-house events - our members' workshops and show'n'tell  afternoons are always being popular.

You are most welcome as a visitor to come to one of our meetings to find out more at a cost of £5. You can attend up to three meetings as a visitor, after that you would need to join us.

Stitching Group

A number of our members usually meet up to hand stitch together over a cup of coffee in the Coffee Bar at our venue on the morning before the monthly Branch meeting. We meet from 10am and you are welcome to bring lunch to eat there or visit a local eatery. Anyone can pop along, there is currently no charge but we do ask that you buy a drink from the coffee bar. For more information contact Eliza, Stitching Group co-ordinator.

Programme of meetings for Winchester Embroiderers' Guild 2017

(members can download a pdf of the card from the Members Area>Other Restricted Information)

To see the workshop requirements you must be logged in as a registered WEG member.

Wednesdays 2017SpeakerSubjectWorkshop DateReq'tsReview

January 11th
Dovetail Centre

Anne Moore
How did I get here? - Painted and embroidered townscapes  n/a  n/a  View
February 8th
Dovetail Centre
Judith Court Growing threads - a look at the plants that provide us with yarns  n/a  n/a  View
March 8th
Dovetail Centre
Zoe Hillyard Ceramic patchwork and material journeys  9th March  View  View
April 12th
Dovetail Centre
Kate Findlay Working in series - the large Hadron Collider and beyond  n/a  n/a To follow
May 10th
Dovetail Centre
Alex Makin An introduction to early medieval embroidery n/a n/a To follow
June 14th
Dovetail Centre
Anne Griffiths Stories in stitch - embroideries inspired by stories  15th June  View  To follow
July 12th
Dovetail Centre
Vanessa Rolf  A talk from Alice Kettle's daughter  n/a n/a  To follow
August No meeting    n/a  n/a  n/a
September 13th
Dovetail Centre
Members' Day Show and Tell n/a  n/a  n/a
October 11th
Dovetail Centre
AGM & Helen Sill Becoming me again - how textiles changed my life  n/a  n/a  To follow

November 8th

Dovetail Centre 

 Annalie Talent Talk at about Jane Austen  Annette Bolton  TBC  To follow
December 13th   Christmas Lunch at Winchester Club SO23 7AB from 1pm  n/a  Lunch!  n/a

View programmes from previous years