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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

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Stitching Group

stitching groupThe Stitching Group will resume later in the year if there is sufficient interest. We are considering a different date and a different venue - if you would be interested in attending a morning session once a month please let Eliza know. 

 

Sales Table

Untll we have found a solution to our storage problem we will be running our Sales Table with the "Adopt a Box" Scheme. You can help by bringing a box of textile craft items you no longer want. All money raised will go to Branch Funds. Please remember to take your box home with you at the end of the afternoon. For more infomation please contact Karen.

Next WEG Workshop

FEBRUARY 2019 WORKSHOP 2018:  Linda Miller

 

Come along with your sewing machine and join me and a group of like- minded stitchers and sew up the mysteries of free Machine Embroidery.

Bring along a drawing, picture or a photograph that inspires you.

Using a sumptuous array of threads in a variety of colours and thickness and working with your own sewing machine, you will learn how to translate your original design into your very own picture of stitches, jewellery item or embroidery piece.

Students will be guided through all aspects of creating a design, placing imagery, incorporating a background and a fore ground into their design and

how to finish and present their work to its full and deserved potential.

The workshop is designed for the novice or the more confident stitcher who wishes to explore the numerous techniques and textures created by threads and stitch, not to mention the delight of sewing and working with colour to create pictorial machine embroidery.

Linda Miller BA Hons. Has been a professional embroiderer since she graduated from Winchester school of art in 1988.

Her work is successfully exhibited throughout the UK Europe and the USA.

She has pieces held in public and private collections such as those of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Arts Council South East.

Her book entitled “Creative Machine Embroidery” was published in 2010 by A&C Black and she has appeared on Kirsty Allsop’s television program “Kirsty’s Handmade Britain” which was aired in autumn of 2011.

Get involved at WEG

Find out how you can be involved with WEG.

There are lots of interesting workshops following our talks

Ask Ann Wheeler if you can bake a cake

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Forthcoming Events and Competitions

Don't forget Knit and Stitch at Ally Pali 11th -14th October 2018. Tickets for our coach have all gone now!

Windsor and Maidenhead Members' Exhibition - Elizabeth House in Cookham Rise, running fro 17th September to 12th October 2018. Open weekdays 9-3pm and 11-3pm at the weekends

Threads Through Revelation at Guildford Cathedral 22nd August to 12 October 

 

Winchester Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild is run entirely by a committee of volunteers and other non-committee members, without whose help the branch would not be able to run. We rely on rotas of general members to run the sales table, serve teas/coffees and steward at exhibitions. If you feel you could contribute in any way to help running the branch please contact the chairman. We are currently without a Treasurer (Book-keeping) and in desperate need of someone to come forward to co-ordinate the Sales Table.  

Branch members who have registered and log in can access the Who's Who on the Committee in the  Members' Only section. 

 

Our current committee members are as follows:

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Secretary: Kate Sutton

Treasurer: Margaret Goulding

Membership: Margaret Bingham

Programme & Workshops: Karen Brooking & Margaret Lawson

Website: Eliza Bruml

General Committee: Judith Carson

 


Other non-committee roles:

Sale Table Co-ordinator: Liz Sibley

Tea Rota: Judith Court

Library: Anne Benson & Jo Graham

Young Embroiderers (YE) Cotton Reel Group: Tina Sharpe

Young Embroiderers (YE) Winchester Group: Margaret Bingham

Sue Bell and Karen Brooking

Stitching Group: Eliza Bruml