Ashburton Embroiderers' Guild - Gathering of Threads
Tue 24 Sep 2019, 02:00 pm
Sun 22 Sep 2019, 04:00 pm
Ashburton Art Gallery
327 West Street
Arts Culture, Exhibitions, Visual Arts, Hobbies Special Interest
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Mobility parking
Exhibition open 24 August - 22 September 2019
Forty-seven years ago an advert in the window of an Ashburton craft shop in The Triangle established the Ashburton Embroiderers’ Guild. Initial support and guidance came from the Christchurch Guild who encouraged the Ashburton members to join the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guilds in 1978. Ashburton was then the seventeenth guild in the country to be affiliated. There are currently 58 guilds affiliated in New Zealand.
This biennial exhibition aims to encourage embroidery in all its forms. The pieces demonstrate both innovation in design and excellence in stitching and comprise a variety of objects to view and admire.