The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia to open the Embroiderer’s Guild 50th anniversary exhibition at the fair at 10.30am Thursday May 23.

It showcases the wide range of embroidery and lace techniques taught and practised by Guild members. Many of the exhibits will to be given as gifts to individuals or community organisations that could benefit from a little beauty, generosity and thoughtfulness. The exhibition also features a display of treasured items from the Guild’s highly regarded Historic Textile Collection showing the changing place of embroidery in the lives of women.

About the Guild: The Embroiderers’ Guild of WA is a learning community for anyone with a love of embroidery, stitch and textiles. They provide avenues for those aged 8 or over to develop their embroidery and lace making skills. The Guild welcomes both beginners and experienced embroiderers.

Most of their approximately 500 members learn and practice their embroidery skills in the social and sharing environment of their many groups that meet throughout the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

The Guild also has an extensive and varied workshop programme, a large lending library, and a Historic Textile Collection which is open to members and the public by appointment.

The Guild also provides children’s activities during school holidays and run workshops throughout the year.

Learn more about the guild here: http://embroiderersguildwa.org.au/

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Clockwise from top: Medieval City 1 by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes; All Mushrooms Are Edible – Some Only Once by Tania Cohen; William Morris Chair by Ann-Marie Anderson-Mayes; Continuity by Raye Farcic; Pears by Anne Illman.