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Gallery76 by the Embroiderers' Guild NSW

76 Queen St, Concord West, NSW, 2138
Weekdays 9-4 / Weekends 10-2
Instagram: gallery76_queenst

Sydney's only dedicated textile and fibre art gallery, showcasing the work of Australian and international artists through a dynamic program of exhibitions and events. Opened in 2017 when the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW transformed its century-old HQ into a bright, contemporary space with galleries, workshop rooms, a historic collection and specialist textile art library.

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Moving the Needle: The Australian Embroidery Revolution

In June-July 2024 the Embroiderers' Guild NSW will celebrate the groundbreaking creative output of the 1960s-80s through "Moving the Needle: The Australian Embroidery Revolution." DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: www.embroiderersguildnsw.org.au/gallery76 DOWNLOAD THE CONFERENCE BROCHURE: https://www.embroiderersguildnsw.org.au/LiteratureRetrieve.aspx?ID=220019 1 June Exhibition Opening Event Price from $10 8-9 June 3 Sisters with Dianne Magro Price from $240 15 June Stitch A Message with Jo Dixey Price from $50 per pair 17-21 June Traditionally Contemporary with Jo Dixey Price from $520 Sunday, 23 June Moving the Needle - one-day conference Price - act now to secure the Early Bird Rate of just $100pp for Embroiderers Guild NSW Members. 29-30 June Couching Curiosity with Nicole Barakat Price from $320 5 & 12 July Textures on A Grid with Debra Ryan Price from $240 16-19 July Thinking and Making with Sue Wood Price from $420
(see individual events for venue details)
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Artist Talk: Reclaiming the Muse with Mary Brown (CANCELLED)

Saturday 11 May 2024
Mary Brown conceived the theme for Looked At….And Overlooked for a curated exhibition in Gallery 76 more than two years ago. In this researched-based exhibition, Mary’s artworks pay homage to two remarkable 20th century Surrealist female artists, Leonor Fini and Eileen Agar, and a female designer and architect, Eileen Gray. All three were considered muses to the male artists and designers in their milieu, in histories written by men. Since the Women’s Movement in the 1970s, supportive Art Historians have come to the fore and have reclaimed the muse as an active creator in her own right. Mary will talk about all three female creators in this light. Mary Brown is an accredited tutor and member of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW. Her background includes lecturing and publishing about textiles and embroidery.
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Artist Talk: Sartorial Symbolism with Dijanna Mulhearn

Sunday 5 May 2024
Whether from humble origins like Empress Theodora (AD c. 500 – 548) or born into royalty like Queen Elizabeth I (AD1533 – 1603) a strong image was required to capture and keep the hearts of an empire. Take a walk through the symbolism that elevated and supported the position of these extraordinary women throughout their reigns. Speaker Dijanna Mulhearn has had a lifetime of experience in luxury fashion. Her three books include 'Red Carpet Oscars' which decodes the outfits on Hollywood’s most famous runway.
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Exhibition Opening: May 2024

Thursday 2 May 2024
Join us to celebrate the opening event for the incredible new exhibitions at Gallery76 this May: - Looked At... And Overlooked, curated by Mary Brown - Yearning for Happiness by Alice Cheung Attendance is free; bookings appreciated. Pictured (left to right): ‘Leonor Fini’s Own Theatre’ designed and created by Mary Brown. Gustav Klimt's The Maiden recreated in stitch by Alice Cheung.
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Convenors' Conference - Southern Highlands Group (CANCELLED)

Option 1 Stitching Project
Biennial Regional Convenors' Conference Embroiderers Guild NSW
Goulburn CWA Room
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Exhibition Opening: Nov 2023

Thursday 9 November 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening event for the incredible new exhibitions at Gallery76 this November: - Whispers in Fabric: A Symphony of Abstract Textile Art by Helen Parsons and Joanne Steele - Unfoldings & Entanglements by Tina Marais Attendance is free, but bookings essential.
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Artist Talk: The Sum of Us - Helen & Liz

Sunday 22 October 2023
Hear from Design Divas members Helen Inglis and Liz Meakin about their artistic journeys. Helen will share the process behind her very contemporary series on the increase in surveillance of our daily activities. Liz will discuss the development of her stitched portraiture from blackwork to her more recent free form work. From $20 Image: Detail of embroidery by Helen Inglis.
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Workshop: Stitched Faces with Liz Meakin

Saturday 14 October 2023
One-day workshop. Participants will learn to create a stitched portrait using a photo of their own choosing. They will learn different methods of transferring it to a portrait sketch, then onto fabric as, well as which stitches and colours work best to achieve realistic features. For students with medium to advanced embroidery skills. Class will run each day from 10am-3.30pm with a 30min break (students to BYO lunch). Price from $120.
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Artist Talk: The Sum of Us - Barbara & Suganthi

Saturday 14 October 2023
Hear from Design Divas members Barbara Wieckowski and Suganthi Singarayar. Barbara will talk about her background in embroidery and what inspires her own work. She will also talk about her current artwork in the Sum of Us exhibition which is based around the gemstone Amber. She will also give you an indication of Ambers origins and influence in society. Suganthi will speak about the ideas and techniques behind her work in the current Design Divas exhibition – The Sum of Us and the mini exhibition that the Design Divas held in October last year, Moving Forward. Both exhibitions focus on a landscape to the north of Lithgow, the Wolgan Valley to which Suganthi and her husband have a close connection. She will talk about how the concepts behind the works in each exhibition led to some very different pieces of art. From $20 Image: Detail of embroidery by Barbara Wieckowski.
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Exhibition Opening: October 2023

Saturday 7 October 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening event for the incredible new exhibitions at Gallery76 this October: - The Sum of Us by the Design Divas - Circular Striations by Sara Prince Attendance is free, but bookings essential. Pictured (left to right): A Bird’s eye View of Us: Walking with Drone by Helen Inglis Knotted Tufts by Sara Prince
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Workshop: Redefining the Basket

Saturday 30 September 2023
Join Lissa-Jane de Sailles for this two-day workshop. You will begin by looking at ways to design and create sculptural forms using traditional basketry techniques. Participants may wish to combine techniques such as looping, coiling and twining to make experimental pieces or create a specific design. You will be encouraged to experiment and play with a range of materials to gain an understanding of the possibilities of working with natural fibres. Skill level: Suitable for all. Materials required: Students will need to bring a tape measure, scissors, large darning needle, notebook, pencils and pen and a personal object that carries a story to inspire your work. (All other items will be provided). Time: Class will run each day from 10am-3.30pm with a 30min break (students to BYO lunch). Price from $280 (including a $40 kit).
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Exhibition Opening: September 2023

Saturday 9 September 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening event for the incredible new exhibitions at Gallery76 this September: - Redefining the Basket curated by Lissa-Jane de Saille - Evoke by Cheryl Kennedy Attendance is free, but bookings essential. Pictured (left to right): Detail of Three Clowns by Phu La from Redefining the Basket. Work by Cheryl Kennedy from Evoke.
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Curator & Artist Talk: Redefining the Basket (CANCELLED)

Saturday 9 September 2023
Hear from curator and artist Lissa de Sailles about creating Redefining the Basket, a groundbreaking exhibition showcasing the diversity of contemporary basketry via the work of 10 Australian and 10 American artists. Your booking includes attendance at the official exhibition opening event which takes place directly after the talk. AGENDA 2.50pm: Arrivals 3pm-3.45pm: Curator & artist talk 4pm-5.30pm: Exhibition opening Tickets from $20. Background image: Detail of Lise Hobcroft Black Japanese Paper basket.
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Exhibition Opening: Australian Fibre Art Award (AFAA)

Saturday 5 August 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening event and prize announcement of the Australian Fibre Art Award 2023. Attendance is free, but bookings essential.
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Teen Workshop: Alter Ego - fabric printing

Tuesday 11 July 2023
A playful printmaking workshop where you create a multi-layered and colourful version of the other you – a portrait that’s better than any selfie! Tutor Julie Paterson is a painter, printmaker and designer of textiles based in the Blue Mountains. Find out more about her incredible work here www.juliepaterson.com.au or on Instagram @clothjulie. Age: Teens (13-18 years) Skill level: All (no experience required) Details: Small class size. All materials provided. (Participants to supply own lunch.) Cost: $135 for Embroiderers' Guild NSW Members $155 for Non-Members Creative Kids Vouchers:* If redeeming one of these, please book the workshop over the phone on 9743 2501. *We are a registered provider for the Creative Kids program. All NSW school students are eligible for a $100 Creative Kids Voucher. Apply via service.nsw.gov.au.
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Exhibition Opening: Thrifty by Julie Paterson

Saturday 1 July 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening of Thrifty by Julie Paterson, an exhibition and residency on the beauty of visible mending, repair and the spirit of creative community. Attendance is free, but bookings essential.
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June Exhibition Opening

Saturday 27 May 2023
Join us to celebrate the opening of 'In Conversation,' featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary quilting! Attendance is free, but bookings essential. Light refreshments will be served; sparkling wine will be available for $5 per glass. Image: 'Magic in Melbourne' by Irene Roderick.
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"In Conversation" - Artist & Curator Talk

Saturday 27 May 2023
Tickets: $20-$25. Artist and curator Tara Glastonbury will share the journey behind creating the innovative ‘In Conversation’ exhibition, featuring some of the biggest names in modern quilting. Having travelled to Quiltcon four times in the last six years, she will also discuss her perspective on the unique approach of Australian quilters as well as some of the habits we could embrace to raise our profile as textile artists in an international context. A compelling talk for stitchers, quilters and anyone with an interest in contemporary textile art. Stay on afterwards for the official exhibition opening event. AGENDA 2.50pm: Arrivals 3pm-3.45pm: Artist talk 4pm-5.30pm: Exhibition opening
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Collection Connection - textiles study session for students (CANCELLED)

Saturday 13 May 2023
We’re offering an exclusive opportunity for students to access rare pieces from the Guild’s exceptional Collection. - Meet HSC syllabus requirements to examine historic and cultural items - See exceptional textiles and embroideries up close - Learn about their significance from our friendly Collection Custodian The event will include a visit to our purpose-built storage facility which holds the Guild’s internationally significant collection of over 2,500 textiles and embroideries, including viewing pieces too fragile for public display. Numbers are strictly limited due to space limitations, so please book quickly!
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May Exhibition Openings

Saturday 6 May 2023
Join us for some light refreshments to celebrate the opening of: - 'Bread for all and roses too' by Henrietta Cheshire (pictured left) - 'Sojourn' by Nonie Sutcliffe (pictured right) - Treasures by the Embroiderers' Guild NSW
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TEXStyle 2023 - Discounted Membership for Teachers

Sunday 5 March 2023
High school teachers and university lecturers who chaperone excursions to TEXStyle 2023 or attend the TEA Teacher Day are eligible for discounted Membership of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW. - Joining fee waived (save $5) - 2024 annual membership at 2023 price (save $5) - Up to 3-months free with membership extended until 30 June 2024 (save up to $45) Benefits include workshop discounts, newsletter, library borrowing and social events. All personal data provided to the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW is kept private and confidential and not shared with any other body or organisation.
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TEXStyle 2023 - Free Membership for Students

Sunday 5 March 2023
High school and university students who attend excursions to TEXStyle 2023 are eligible to become a Junior Member of the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW – for free! (Worth $35.) Benefits include workshop discounts, library borrowing and access to our private Facebook group offering mentoring for HSC Major Textiles Projects. Membership valid until 30 June 2024. All personal data provided to the Embroiderers’ Guild NSW is kept private and confidential and not shared with any other body or organisation.
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Teen Workshop: Lazy Daisy Tote Bag

Wednesday 19 April 2023
Create your own, personalised tote bag! Learn how to embroider petal and leaf patterns by hand, then use them to decorate the cotton shoulder bag provided. This workshop will be led by accredited embroidery tutor Susan Barker. A skilled stitcher with a creative attitude, Susan has been teaching for many years and cultivates an upbeat and supportive atmosphere in her classes. Age: Teens (13-18 years) Skill level: Sewing basics (eg. can thread a needle and stitch 10cm) Details: Small class size. All materials provided. (Participants to supply own lunch.) Cost: $120 (or $100 for Embroiderers' Guild NSW Members) Creative Kids Vouchers:* If redeeming one of these, please book the workshop over the phone on 9743 2501. *We are a registered provider for the Creative Kids program. All NSW school students are eligible for a $100 Creative Kids Voucher. Apply via service.nsw.gov.au.
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Exhibition Openings - Branching Out Designs & Barbara Dawson

Saturday 28 January 2023
Join us for some light refreshments to celebrate the opening of: - Woven Landscapes by Branching Out Designs (pictured left) - Weathering a Life by Barbara Dawson (pictured right)
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Embroiderers' Guild NSW - Education Exhibition 2022

Saturday 3 December 2022
Teaching embroidery and textile art is core to the mission of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW and we offer a comprehensive offering of classes throughout the year for beginners to experienced stitchers. We are delighted to showcase the incredible work of our 2022 students in this exhibition, and invite you to join us at the opening to celebrate their creativity, skill and willingness to try something new. Attendance is free, but bookings essential. Sparkling wine will be available for $5 per glass.
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Threads That Connect Us - Public Showcase

Saturday 26 November 2022
Join us to celebrate completion of this unique collaboration showcasing the individual and community benefits of stitching. This project is a partnership between the University of New South Wales Art & Design, The Social Outfit, Embroiderers' Guild NSW and Gallery76.
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Oct Openings - Roma Field Competition & Design Divas

Saturday 8 October 2022
Join us for some light refreshments to celebrate: - The inaugural 'Roma Field Competition' for traditional embroidery exhibition and winner announcement. All entries will be on show from both the Guild Members and Tutors categories. - 'Moving Forward' by the Design Divas. We are delighted to present the first ever exhibition by this Guild Group.
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Workshop: Felt Lace with Helen MacRitchie

Saturday 17 September 2022
A two-day practical workshop to learn how to create an open weave, lacy felted fabric. Various wet felting techniques combine wool, silk and other natural fibres into a unique lace structure which can be further embellished with hand and/or machine embroidery. These techniques can be used to create standalone artworks or developed into wearables, 3D objects or mixed media projects. Beginners or experienced participants wanting to explore new ideas all welcome. Class is held 10am-3.30pm (30-min lunch). Participants will be provided with a ‘material requirements' list and have the option to purchase items that may not be routinely in their stash. The workshop will be run by Helen MacRitchie whose exhibition "Topophilia: a sense of belonging" is Gallery76 in September 2022. Helen is a textile artist currently based in Oxfordshire UK, who uses wet felted wool as her base of choice with free machine or hand embroidery blended to create layered textural surfaces or sculptural forms.
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Artist Talk: Topophilia: a sense of belonging

Saturday 10 September 2022
Join artist Helen MacRitchie as she shares the story behind "Topophilia: a sense of belonging." This exhibition has been inspired by examining her life across three countries, reflecting on her feeling of home for each. In this session, Helen will speak about the places, ancestry and memories which have informed this body of work, then expand on the materials, techniques and knotting that are central to the felted pieces featured in "Topophilia."
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Exhibition Opening: Helen MacRitchie & Leonie Andrews

Saturday 3 September 2022
Join us for some light refreshments to celebrate the opening of our September exhibitions: - 'Topophilia: a sense of belonging' by Helen MacRitchie - 'ABANDON' by Leonie Andrews Be among the first to view the latest work of these two talented artists!
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Festival of Goldwork

Exhibition of Historic & Contemporary Goldwork| Workshops | Taster Classes | One Day Conference [Sat 23 July]
(see individual events for venue details)
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Silk Inroads

'Silk Inroads' is a collaborative community project which explores the visual heritage of countries along the ancient Silk Road trade route including Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan and India. It features a free exhibition (4-29 June) plus a range of public events detailed below. The project is led by artist Natalie Fisher from Artweave Originals whose work has been exhibited in galleries, mosques and Persian rug showrooms in Australia and overseas.
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May Opening Event - Sam Tannous & Julya Hegarty

Thursday 5 May 2022
Be first to get a glimpse of the work of these two incredible artists: Samantha Tannous’ 'Under Cover' layers colourful metaphors of conspicuous camouflage from the animal and insect worlds onto the complex female psyche. Works include wall hangings and soft felt sculptures. Julya Hegarty has used Sunshine Coast landscapes to consider beach life and its link to Australian character. Her 'Rock Pool Wanderings – Exploration of Identity' features stunning wall pieces and sculptural Raffia.
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Discover Embroidery

Between Saturday 9 April 2022 and Sunday 10 April 2022
Open days at the Embroiderers' Guild NSW for students, teachers, and teachers-in-training. Talks, tours of the historic embroidery collection and specialist textile art library, hands-on-embroidery stations and more!
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'Heirloom: A Celebration of Herstories' - Opening Event

Saturday 2 April 2022
Join us to celebrate the opening of 'Heirloom: A Celebration of Herstories' - a celebration of inheritance, of grandmothers, of the ephemeral wild and those invisible threads that move and shape us no matter how seemingly distant and unknown. Taking inspiration from the traditional Polish ‘wianek’ (flower crown), each wearable piece utilises vintage Polish linen Australiana textiles, Japanese linen/silk threads, and materials from the wild. Featured Artwork: 'Heirloom Wianek' by Grace Pundyk.
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'Wild Wool' - Opening Event

Friday 4 March 2022
Join us to celebrate the opening of the 'Wild Wool: Australian Art Felting’ exhibition, showcasing felt-based work from artists across Australia. Featured Artwork: Detail of "Hope" by Catherine O'Leary
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Bags of Interest - My Travels and Beyond with Alison Snepp

Wednesday 19 January 2022
a talk held by Embroiderers' Guild NSW with Alison Snepp. She will be showing us bags from her many travels and giving a talk on same.
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Still Life in the Old Girl Yet

Friday 5 November 2021
Solo exhibition at Gallery76 by artist Joy Smith. Although the gallery is open to the public 7 days a week, we have decided to take the exhibition opening online due to ongoing capacity restrictions. Join us at 5PM Friday 5 November for the official opening which includes a virtual tour and brief address by the artist. The opening will be hosted via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to ticket holders via email prior to the event.
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Margaret Oppen Art Prize

Friday 8 October 2021
The biennial embroidery art prize for members of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW. For the first time ever, this event will be held online. The exhibition will be opened by Lisa Haviliah, Chief Executive of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to ticket holders before the event.
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Australian Fibre Award Virtual Exhibition Opening

Saturday 4 September 2021
The inaugural Australian Fibre Art Awards, an initiative of ArtWear Publications. The exhibition is scheduled to be opened at 4PM on Saturday 4 September. Due to the extension of the Sydney lockdown we have decided to take this event online. Event includes exhibition tour and awarding of prizes. The exhibition will be opened and prizes awarded by Her Excellency Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales. A zoom link will be sent to ticket holders prior to the event.
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Discover Embroidery (CANCELLED)

Sunday 15 August 2021
Discover Embroidery at the Embroiderers' Guild NSW. This August we have an exhibition of HSC and Textile Major works as well as open days for teachers and students - loads of helpful embroidery resources to take away! Student Open Day | 10 - 2 |Saturday 14 August $8 All Materials Included Teachers Open Day | 10 - 2 | Sunday 15 August $12 All Materials and Morning Tea Included (Teachers in training also welcome!) Full Programme Below:
Embroiderers' Guild NSW
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Forgotten Needlework Tools Talk Series

Between Saturday 10 April 2021 and Thursday 22 April 2021
Embroiderers' Guild NSW, 76 Queen Street, Concord West.
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Festival of Lace

Between Saturday 30 January 2021 and Sunday 21 February 2021
Exhibition of Historic & Contemporary Lace | Workshops | Taster Classes | Two Day Conference - Lace Looking Forward [Sat 20 June], Lace Looking Back [Sat 21 June]
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Gallery76 | Embroiderers' Guild NSW | CRAFT UP LATE

Thursday 15 October 2020
Let's change our minds about embroidery! Is there a right way to do things? Do I have to follow a pattern? What if I've never stitched before? Hey, what if I can't thread a needle? What is I'm a pro - is there anything new to learn? It's time to CHANGE IT UP people! Bring along some old clothes or tea towels to stitch on (or grab some scrap fabric here) and learn how to free hand embroider on ... whatever! FREE event Sydney Craft Week. Tickets essential to ensure we adhere to Covid Capacity.
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Duality - Talk Series

Between Saturday 15 February 2020 and Saturday 29 February 2020
Hobby to side-hustle, Crossing Threads evolved to a commercially viable business with domestic & international clientele. Featured in The Design Files, SBS Australia, ModernMet, In Her Studio, & recently collaborated with Wrangler Australia. Join us for three afternoon talks & learn how you can professionalise your art or creative practice: 1) The Power of Social Media & Storytelling 2) Lessons Learned Starting a Creative Business 3) Beyond the Studio: The Business Behind Being a Creative
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Getting Ready for the 20s

A joint exhibition of 1920s dress and fashion pieces by The Cavalcade of History and Fashion and The Embroiderers' Guild NSW. Events, workshops and talks by subject experts with presentation of original pieces.
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Sampler Symposium Day

Saturday 22 June 2019
A day for ALL sampler enthusiasts including to enjoy the insights of a variety of experts on the practice of historic sampler making - day will include presentations, Q&As, as well as a catered Morning Tea, Lunch, & Drinks Reception held in the Gallery in the evening to enjoy the historic and contemporary sampler exhibition in the company of other like-minded enthusiasts! Book before Feb 1st & SAVE up to $20! Speakers include Vivien Caughley (NZ) & Sandra Moffitt (Hands Across the Sea)
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Traversing Textiles

Thursday 7 March 2019
Join us for the opening night of 'Traversing Textiles' - An exhibition of textile works by students at the Australian Catholic University. A great opportunity for Students to meet members of the Embroiderers' Guild NSW, explore the resources available at the Guild's HQ, and gain career experience!
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