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 2pm 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 4pm. Members can arrive from around 1.30pm 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.

Stitching Group

In the past a number of our members have met up before in the morning to hand stitch together over a cup of coffee before the monthly Branch meeting. However, at the moment at the new venue this is no longer possible. If there is sufficient interest we will consider an alternative venue for the morning stitch group.

Programme of meetings for Winchester Embroiderers' Guild 2018

(members can download a pdf of the card from the Members Area>Other Restricted Information)

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

Wednesdays 2018SpeakerSubjectWorkshop DateReq'tsReview

January 10th
Dovetail Centre

Mark Wallis
Historical talk on Men's Costumes  n/a  n/a  View
February 14th
Dovetail Centre
Alison Hulme Text in Textiles  15th Feb  n/a  View
March 14th
Winchester Club
Fay Maxwell Experimental Work in Traditional Embroidery 15th March - Dovetail Centre  n/a  View
April 11th
Dovetail Centre
Arlene Shawcross All in the Mix: My Creative Journey 12th April - Dovetail Centre  n/a To follow
May 9th
Dovetail Centre
Jackie Langfeld An Alternative Approach n/a n/a To follow
June 13th
Members' Day A selection of workshops given by our members  n/a  n/a  To follow
July 11th
Dovetail Centre
Jennifer Hughes  Brilliance beneath the Rising Sun: Textiles of Japan 12th July - Dovetail Centre n/a  To follow
August No meeting    n/a  n/a  n/a
September 12th
St Barnabus Church
Members' Day A selection of workshops given by our members n/a  n/a  n/a
October 10th
St Barnabus Church
AGM & Eliza Bruml Bound to Stitch  11th October - St Barnabus Church, Fromond Rd, Weeke Winchester SO22 6EF  n/a  To follow

November 14th

St Barnabus Church

 Lizzy Pye Traditional Handstitch   15th Nov - St Barnabus Church, Fromond Rd, Weeke Winchester SO22 6EF  TBC  To follow
December 12th   Christmas Lunch at 12:30pm  n/a  Lunch!  n/a

View programmes from previous years