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


Heritage Lottery Fund (One square for a Jane Austen commemorative quilt for the
Museum). We are awaiting an information pack from the Museum so we can respond and
get started.

Congratulations to WEG Branch member Margaret Lawson on winning an
award in the recent Members' Challenge Imprisoned Splendour exhibition. More details to follow

June 1st is fast approaching and Anne has not received many contributions for the SEW magazine. Can you help? Perhaps you could review a book you have bought, recall an early memory or report memories of the Guild recalled by elderly members. She is also keen for more information on the work that she puts on Facebook - some of it is most unusua. Could explain how it is done and elaborate on any of the failed attempts you made before achieving your vision. 

Anne is aware many of you have thought of writing for the magazine. Now is the time to get your pencil out - ideally she would like the contributions by the 1st May 1st to give her sufficient time to work on the magazine but will accept contributions up to the middle of May.

The magazine continues to improve and while its core content covers textiles and embroidery, supporting articles on relevant book reviews, exhibition reports and projects would all be appreciated. Articles on food, travel and inspiration gardens you migh have visited would also be welcome. If you would like to contribute to the magazine please refer to this guide.

Anne Waldon-Mills looks forward to your support.

Terry Murphy has written to members regarding the questions raised about the 2017 Appeal. The letter can be viewed here by members.

The decision to move the EG Collection (including folios and library) into the long term care of an accredited museum has been welcomed across the Guild and beyond.

Christmas Lunch

Many of our members attended our annual Christmas Party, and enjoyed a delicious spread of food, a challenging quiz, a Christmas embroidery competiton and a raffle with lots of lovely  prizes. 

Small Logo for Branch New

All members should have have received a copy of the December 2016 Winchester Guild Branch Newsletter. It is mailed out to you using a secure emailing service called Mailchimp, to which you are subscribed when you join the Guild. You do have the option of unsubscribing but I do not recommend this as it means you will not get any emails or newsletters from the Branch. Please do email Eliza if you have mistakenly unsubscribed and want to be re-instated to the list. If you did not receive the Newsletter then a copy of it can be viewed in the Branch Newsletters Members' Only section of the website. To access the Members' Only section you need to have registered with the website and be logged in.

Old Chapel Gate Textile Centre

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.

Latest WEG News

The committee is delighted that Joanna Graham has volunteed to help Margaret Goulding with the book-keeping side of the treasurer role. Thank you to Joanna for stepping in to do this invaluable job.

Twelve Guild members enjoyed a fabulous workshop last week with Alison Hulme. You can read the full story and see the pictures from the workshop here.