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, or chat with other folk. 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

In the past a number of our members have met up before in the morning to hand stitch together over a cup of coffee before the monthly Branch meeting. However, at the moment at the new venue this is no longer possible. If there is sufficient interest we will consider an alternative venue for the morning stitch group.

Programme of meetings for Winchester Embroiderers' Guild 2019

(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 2019SpeakerSubjectWorkshop DateReq'tsReview

January 9th
St Barnabas Church

Jennifer Carter
Fabric, Threads and Inspirations  n/a  n/a  
February 13th
St Barnabas Church
Linda Miller In Stitches  14th Feb - Pictorial Machine Embroider  n/a  
March 13th
St Barnabas Church
Hanny Newton My Story So Far 14th March - Adventures in Goldwork  n/a  
April 10th
St Barnabas Church

Lorna Bateman

Silk Ribbon Embroidery 11th April - Silk Ribbon Embroidery  n/a To follow
May 9th
St Barnabas Church
Members' Day In house mini-workshops n/a n/a To follow
June 12th
Hilary Charlesworth Painting with Yarns - Woven Tapestry  13th June - Tapestry Weaving  n/a  To follow
July 10th
St Barnabas Church
Sir Christopher Bailey  tbc  n/a n/a  To follow
August No meeting    n/a  n/a  n/a
September 11th
St Barnabus Church
Sarah Walters Felt Making 12th Sept - 3D Felt making  n/a  n/a
October 9th
St Barnabus Church
AGM & Ann Wheeler  Bobbin Lace    n/a  To follow

November 13th St Barnabus Church

 Harriet Riddell Machine-Stitched Portraits  14th Nov - Machine stitched portraits  TBC  To follow

17th November St Barnabus Church

    Members' making afternoon - In aid of the church  n/a  n/a
 11th December - Christmas Function time tbc  Christmas meeting        

View programmes from previous years