AEG and Regional Workshops

Detailed information on AEG and other Guild and Regional workshops can be found in the Workshops section.

The Great Escape

We are part of the Northern North Island Region of the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers Guilds ANZEG and a weekend of workshops, speakers and a merchant mall is held in Orewa every March.  See Links The Great Escape for next year's programme details.

Children's Embroidery Classes

These classes, for children 7 years and upwards, are held during the second week of the school holidays (except the Christmas break) 1-3pm. There are two groups beginning with the Little Sew 'n Sews then progressing to the Junior Stitchers.

See Groups for more details.

ANZEG Association of NZ Embroiderers' Guilds

See Links ANZEG for learning opportunities available for affiliated guild members:

  • Location of guilds throughout NZ.
  • Resource folios and DVDs for hire
  • Embroidery modules for distance learning
  • Extension groups
  • The next ANZEG Conference in Nelson 2018

Visiting Tutors 

Look in the Workshops section for details.

Some recent articles in our newsletters: 

Embroidery on the Web - July 2019

Embroidery: A 900-year history that deserves to be told (parts 1&2) April & May 2019

Is there a right or wrong way to cross stitch? - March 2019

Beads in the Ground - Feb 2019

How Many Strands of Embroidery Floss to use - Nov 2018

Silk Origami Christmas Ornaments - Nov 2018

Silk Embroidery - Nov 2018

Colbert Embroidery - Oct 2018

The History of Purses: The Reticule - Part Three - Oct 2018

The History of Purses: The Reticule - Sept 2018

Embroidery Tip: S-twist vs. Z-twist - August 2018

The Mt Felix Tapestry - July 2018

A Stitch in Plantagenet Times A huge tapestry 10 years in the making, tells the story of New Ross  Author: Diana Plater - June 2018

Ottoman Silks: The Story Of Turkish Luxury - June 2018

Pressing Matters - June 2018

Embroidery Technique Tips - May 2018

Cintamani Design and Ottoman Velvets - May 2018

Blackwork - April 2018

26 Free Vintage Embroidery Books - March 2018

The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition - Feb 2018

10 things to remember about hand embroidery needles - Feb 2018

Sequins - Nov 2017

Casalguidi embroidery - Nov 2017

Guide to Iron Finished Hand Embroidery - Oct 2017

A Brief History of the Waistcoat - Sept 2017

Battenberg Lace: - Aug 2017

The Laying Tool - July 2017

Apron History - June 2017

Stabilizers - May 2017

Beadwork Embroidery - May 2017

Copyright - Important Information April 2017

This is important information that Embroiderers’ and Newsletter Editors need understand about Copyright Information when embroidering a project for displays/competitions or editing information from the Inter-net for a newsletter.

The following websites will inform you about copyrighting rules.

An infographic or flowchart to download:

The main article is on Polymer Clay:

Six Prominent Indian Embroideries March 2017

 The Eye Of the Needle Oct 2016

Weaving Stitch and its Family Stitch of the Month: Oct 2016

Pin Money Oct 2016

Embroidered Portraits: Cayce Zavaglia Oct 2016

The Language of Flowers Oct 2016

Dorset Buttons Stitch of the Month Sept 2016

Filling Stitches Stitch of the Month Sept 2016

Fusing Tips Sept 2016

How to Thread a Needle -another way Sept 2016

Palestinian Embroidery  Sept 2016

Tulip Stitch also known as Slipped Detached Chain Stitch of the Month Aug 2016