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

Opening Week - 1st February 2017

The frst exhibition of the year at Chapel Gate opens on Wednesday 1st February and runs until Thursday 9th March. The exhibition, titled ‘All Our Own Work’ is an exhibition showcasing the talents of the Old Chapel, NNA, and Country Wife Volunteers. From cross stitch to gold work, crochet to embroidery, tapestry to quilting, and much more. You will be inspired by the variety of skills on show.

The Old Chapel will be open on Saturday 4th February. There will be a free demonstration showing a technique used in one of the exhibition pieces. There is also a workshop  running- Zippy Zappy Pouches with Jill Brennan. The workshop will run from 10am to 3:30pm and costs £38 per person (kit can be purchased for £8). Learn to make a quick, lined and zippered pouch with a fun applique picture. These can be made in all shapes and sizes, with a waterproof lining or a simple cotton one. They make great presents and have lots of uses for young and old. Jill will bring patterns for free-motion applique designs or you can use your own! A fun day and a project that will be useful for years to come. To book your place in the workshop, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call 01635 38740.

Keep an eye on the facebook page for details.

Planned Workshops for 2017
They are putting together their 2017 workshop programme at the moment, but thought you'd like a sneaky peak at what is got confirmed so far:
Overlocking - what is it and how to do it
Needle felting
Monoprinting on paper and fabric
Handmade books using paper and textiles
Machine embroidery
If you'd like to find out more about the above workshops, you can register your interest by calling us on 01635 38740 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Online bookings will open in early 2017.
Full list of Exhibitions for 2017

‘All Our Own Work’ by the OCTC/NNA Volunteers
From 1st February to 9th March

The Embroideries of Jen Goodwin
From 14th March to 27th April

Tysol Knitted Map by the Llandysul Tysul Knitters
From 2nd May to 6th June

‘Comfort from Quilts’ by the Canadian Red Cross Research Group
From 13th June to 20th July

‘Folk Tales’ by Anne Kelly
From 25th July to 31st August

‘Wye Severn’ by Wye Severn Textile Group
From 2nd September to 5th October

‘A Moment in Stitch’ by Newbury Embroiderers’ Guild
From 10th October to 4th November

‘Travelling Through Time’ by Kennet Miniaturists
From 7th November to 2nd December
Please check the website and/or our facebook page for updates.
Entry to all exhibitions is £4 unless otherwise stated.