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

Embroidery by Liz Frampton

Meetings are normally on the second Wednesday of the month, apart from August, at our venue. They start promptly at 2:15pm with a short business meeting followed by our speaker or in-house activity. Tea/coffee and biscuits are usually served from 3.30pm and the meeting closes at 4:15pm. Members can arrive from 2pm to give them a chance to purchase something inspirational from the Sales Table, borrow a book from the library, or chat with other folk. Details of forthcoming events and exhibitions are displayed on the noticeboard as well as any other important announcements and copies of the minutes.

We have a varied programme of speakers and activities over the year. In the past speakers have intrigued us with a wide variety of topics including using colour, stitching on plastic, making folk embroidery out of old blankets and creating an authentic 18th century dress. Speakers usually illustrate their talks with slides and/or embroidered/stitched pieces of work. We also run in-house events - our members' workshops and show'n'tell  afternoons are always being popular.

You are most welcome as a visitor to come to one of our meetings to find out more at a cost of £5. You can attend up to three meetings as a visitor, after that you would need to join us.

Programme of meetings for Winchester Embroiderers' Guild 2020

Members can ask for a copy of the branch programme card from the Membership Secretary.

To see the workshop requirements you must be logged in as a registered WEG member.

Wednesdays SpeakerSubjectWorkshop DateReq'tsReview

November 13th 2019
St Barnabus Church

Harriet Riddell Machine Stitching Travels 14th Nov 2019
Machine stitched portraits
11th December 2019
St Barnabas Church
No speaker Christmas tea, "Homes" stitching activity 


8th January 2020
St Barnabas Church
Anita Bell Stitching with Paper 9th Jan 2020
Stitching with Paper
12th February 2020
St Barnabas Church
Rachel Reynolds From Print to Product n/a  n/a
11th March 2020
St Barnabas Church
Ping & Lily Running a Craft Business n/a n/a

8th April 2020
St Barnabas Church

Anne Kelly The Natural World 9th April 2020
13th May 2020
St Barnabas Church
Mavis Walker The Dimensional Embroidery n/a n/a
10th June 2020 P Corker-Marin Why I Chose my Medium 11th June 2020
Sculpting in Fabric
8th July 2020
St Barnabus Church
Claire Drewe Batik and Stitch 9th July 2020
Batik and Stitch
August No meeting       n/a  

9th September 2020
St Barnabus Church

 Suzy Wright  Organic Forms in Stirtch   n/a  

7th October 2020
St Barnabus Church


8th October 2020
Linda Miller - Pictorial Machine


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