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Machine Embroidery – Monthly challenge


This is a great group if you are interested in using your sewing machine in any manner to create embroidery. We tend not to discuss the digitised version of machine embroidery, but rather free machine embroidery (although some members do utilise digitsed machine embroidery).

As many of our machines are bulky, we do not generally bring our machines to the meetings. Rather, we have show and tell, discuss any embroidery problems we may be experiencing (there is a wealth of information around the tables!), let each other know of interesting exhibitions, and so on.

Absolute beginners to machine embroidery are more than welcome to come along.

Each year we try to give ourselves a new monthly challenge for the year.

We meet at Embroidery House on the first Sunday of every month (except January) from 10:00am – 12:30pm. Some ladies stay and have lunch together after the meeting.


MONTHLY CHALLENGE FOR 2018: Taking inspiration from Music/Song titles (size A5):

February – Rhapsody in Blue;

March – Here Comes the Sun;

April – The Four Seasons;

May – All That Jazz;

June – Blowin’ in the Wind;

July – Ebony and Ivory;

August – Riders on the Storm;

September – Standing in the Rain;

October – The Firebird Suite;

November – I still call Australia Home;

December – Thank You for the Music.


We are also aiming, over this year, to do a small 3D machine embroidery piece, no larger than 15cm x 15cm x 15cm – one of which may be donated to the Guild’s Collection.


Machine Embroidery Group challenge for 2017:

If you are still working on the 2017 monthly challenges you can Download the list, or just read on:

Create a machine embroidered piece, A5 in size (landscape or portrait), inspired by the following artists:

john-olsen-350January:        John Olsen
February:      Hans Heysen
March :          Claude Monet
April:              Vincent van Gough
May:               Edgar Degas
June:              Friedensreich Hundertwasser
July :              Andy Warhol
August:          Piet Mondrian
September:   Ainslie Roberts
October:        Joan Miro
November:    Henri Matisse
December:    Salvador Dali



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