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Paddy’s Market


Are you looking forward to bagging some bargains at this year’s Paddy’s Market. There are loads of threads, needles, beads, kits, tapestries, frames and much, much more! The great thing is that The Guild has so much to offer for sale this year … but that means that unfortunately we cannot allow any members to […]

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EGV Demonstrations


On June 17, 21, 24 and 25, we’re demonstrating at the Highway Gallery, Mount Waverley during their exhibition ‘Our Hidden Creativity’ by local artists (including EGV members): Slow Stitching, Metal Thread embroidery, Free Machine embroidery, Needle Felting by machine. For details go to News and Events – Latest News and Events – then the SIDEBAR […]

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Revised dates for Intermediate Drawn Thread


The dates for Intermediate Drawn Thread (tutor Susan Davis) have been revised. Go to our Intermediate page to see the revised dates.

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Join us at Melbourne City Library


Join our monthly session at the Activities Room at Melbourne City Library – it’s always loads of fun! Our team promotes the Guild and encourages members of the public to have some fun stitching. The next meeting is on Friday June 16, from 12.00 – 2.00pm. The library (at 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, close to […]

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No Retreat This Year


Sadly, our planned retreat at Phillip Island in October didn’t receive enough registrations and so we’ve had to cancel this year’s retreat. Fingers crossed for a future date!

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New Pattern for Members


Members – there’s a new downloadable pattern just for you, a cross stitch birthday card. Go to the Members Portal, log in, go to Projects and there it is.

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June classes are up!


We welcome two interstate tutors for June: Maree Talbot from Queensland is well known and loved. It is extremely difficult to source good tutors of reticella, so lovers of whitework and of lace will rejoice to have Margaret Stephens from NSW join us. Read more about Margaret Stephens. Plus there’s a metal thread taster class. […]

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Gold Medal Award


Our very own Alison Cole has been awarded a Gold Medal for her latest book The Embroiderer’s Little Book of Hints and Tips in the How to (Craft, Hobby, Industrial Arts) section by The Independent Publisher Awards in USA. Congratulations Alison from all your friends at the EGV for your wonderful achievement. Make sure you […]

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Lecture by Dr Guy Churchman a huge success!


The Gallery was packed for Dr Guy Churchman’s talk on the history of ecclesiastical vestments this week – a great prelude to the Holy Stitches exhibition. There was an excited buzz in the air as the audience enjoyed a sneak peek of some of the gorgeous exhibits that will be on show for two weeks […]

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Autumn Leaves Festival


Ballarat Branch hosts their Autumn Leaves Festival on the weekend of April 8 and 9. Visit their branch page to download the timetable, classes and booking form.

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Creative Playgroup


This week at Embroidery House the Creative Playgroup experimented with scrim, gesso and acrylic paints to make fabulous backgrounds for stitching. We are very grateful to member Mary McArdle, who led this session. Each month members of this group play with a different technique or product. A list of what to bring each month is […]

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Victorian Get Together


Ballarat Branch hosts this year’s Get Together on Saturday May 27, with a fun project, a guest speaker, a display of the challenge ATCs and a lovely country lunch. For full information, click on the Ballarat Branch page or the Country Branches page. The challenge is an ATC (Artist Trading Card) with the theme ‘Eureka’. […]

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Alert for classes

Reticella, ravishing pearl and gold embroidery, and – possibly – miniature canvaswork. Go to the Classes pages to discover future overseas and interstate tutors.

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March Gallery Display


The Gallery display for March at Embroidery House showcased work by members featuring ‘Animals and Birds’. Here are a few samples of some of the work displayed during March.                

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April classes are up!


April classes include classes for stitchers at every level: beginners, intermediate or advanced. Try basic goldwork and stumpwork, play with needle weaving, improve your goldwork skills in or nue, and learn the basics of free machine embroidery.

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March classes are up!


March classes include the next Finishing School class, a taster for Intermediate Drawn Thread, and a stimulating class about how to work to a theme. For the advanced stitcher, Di Fisher’s two classes are both an inspiration and a challenge.  

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February classes are up!

February’s classes are a wonderful mix. Learn new techniques, learn the basic stitches, or perfect a particular stitch. Read about our Finishing School classes and discover the first of these very special 2017 classes.

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Best wishes to all


Best wishes to all members and friends for a wonderful 2017. (This is the sort of thing that happened a while ago when the Creative Playgroup had fun with brown paper, paint, and machine and hand stitching. And sequins!)

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The EGV Christmas Tree


The EGV Christmas tree tradition began in 2004, when the Sunday Machine Embroidery Guidance Group proposed buying a large tree to be decorated with a focus on a particular theme each year. This year the chosen theme was ‘stockings’. Thank you to all our members who created and donated so many colourful offerings. The tree […]

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Autumn Leaves Seminar, Ballarat 2017


Bookings close November 23 2016 for a wonderful two days of special classes at Ballarat, April 8 and 9, 2017.  All Guild members are welcome.   Read more about the classes, and download the application form.

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Piece Best Reflecting the Theme


Congratulations Mandy Ginsberg! Her piece The Quiet Garden Bloomed and Bloomed was voted the Piece Best Reflecting the Theme of our annual exhibition ‘The Secret Garden’. It was an original design, using mixed media, hand and machine stitching.  

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My Favorite Piece – Viewers Choice

Congratulations Lynne Stone!. Her stunning piece Eucalyptus Caesia – Silver Princess was voted Viewers Choice at the conclusion of our annual exhibition ‘A Secret Garden’. Lynne specialises in creating Australian botanical specimens, using a mix of machine and hand embroidery. Her work always begins with white thread that she dyes to achieve absolutely accurate colours. […]

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Historical Braces


These beautifully worked braces belonged to Baron Sir Ferdinand von Mueller, the first director/founder of Melbourne’s botanic gardens. The current director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Tim Entwhistle, opened our annual exhibition ‘A Secret Garden’. At the end of his speech he displayed them with pride. He was then swamped with members trying to […]

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Victoria – Challenge Winner


Congratulations to Victoria Elantseva, winner of the ‘Hidden Creatures’ Challenge (part of our annual exhibition ‘A Secret Garden’ running October 8 -23).  Victoria’s ravishing box, ‘Chance Pond’ won her a gift voucher tickets from The Johnston Collection.

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Winner at Buda


Congratulations to EGV member Chris Beehag! Her sculptured/quilted/machine-embroidered vessel won the special award for Arts and Crafts Inspired section of Castlemaine’s Buda Homestead’s biennial Contemporary Textile Exhibition 2016. Go Chris!

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