Winnipeg Embroiderer’s Guild

The Manitoba Fibre Festival is greatly enriched by the presence of volunteer groups demonstrating their craft. They share their skills and techniques with our visitors with endless enthusiasm. We welcome the Winnipeg Embroiderer’s Guild to the Festival for the first time in 2017.

The Winnipeg Embroiderer’s Guild (WEG) is a group of people interested in all aspects of the needlearts. In addition to the more familiar cross-stitch, our members learn and practice other forms, including blackwork, Florentine, goldwork, tatting, Hardanger, canvaswork, and crewel, just to name a few!

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Temari ball made by one of our members Kit Gates

The WEG was founded in 1973, as a project to celebrate Winnipeg’s Centennial and is the founding chapter of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada (EAC).

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Crewel Embroidery

Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month from September through June. Our meetings include a short business segment, a short presentation, or workshop, show & tell of our members’ work, and time for stitching and socializing with other members. We offer workshops throughout the year to our members in various embroidery techniques and meet regularly for Stitch-Ins. Meetings start at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. They are held at St. Mary’s United Church, 613 St Mary’s Road, Winnipeg.

Our annual membership fee is $65.00 and includes membership to the EAC.

You are invited to visit one of our meetings for free. We would love to see you! For more information visit our web page 

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Needle painting and stumpwork pansies designed by WEG member Beryl Burnett.

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