Celebrating 50 years, the Canterbury Embroiderer's Guild presents its biannual exhibition featuring work by Past Presidents as well as work selected from submissions by guild members.
Hussif, Ann Bradley
To celebrate this golden milestone for the Guild, the current President Ann Bradley designed a beautiful yet functional piece, Hussif that will be on display.
To ensure a high standard of work is exhibited, work in the exhibition was selected by a panel from submissions by guild members. The selectors for this year were Ann Clay and Marianne Hargreaves, both experts in their fields.
This year's "guest exhibitors” are previous Past Presidents who were invited to submit a piece of their work. This was not subject to the selection process and could be a recent work or not so recent.
The Guild has traditionally held an exhibition every two years made possible through the Noelene McIlroy (QSO) exhibition fund. The purpose of the fund is "to ensure that the Exhibitions are of a high professional standard and staged in a well-known venue accessible to as many viewers as possible .The wide range of superb embroidery created by members deserves to be shown to the community in a manner that will bring good publicity to the Guild".
On display at this exhibition will be a copy of the recently published book The Decorative Stitch, a 200-year history of New Zealand embroidery.
The Guild wishes to acknowledge generous sponsorship from Broomfields, Hands, Craftco Ltd and Art of Sewing.