The Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria Inc is based in Box Hill, a suburb of Melbourne in the State of Victoria, Australia.
We aim to foster and support the practice of, and interest in, needlework throughout Victoria with particular emphasis on needlepoint tapestry. The Guild actively promotes the creative crafts of needlepoint tapestry and other stitchery within the community through exhibitions, demonstrations, classes and workshops.
The Guild was established in 1963. For further information see our History
Our regular meetings provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and social interaction with fellow stitchers.
Meetings of the Guild are held at Box Hill Community Arts Centre , 470 Station Street Box Hill VIC (Cnr Station and Combarton Streets, Box Hill) (A short walk from Box Hill Train Station or Bus Nos: 732, 735, 768)
|Members Only Meeting:||
2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:00am to 3:00pm. BYO lunch.
|Public meetings:||Saturdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm ($5.00) BYO lunch|
NB: No meetings Easter or the first weekend in August. We close for the summer break from mid December to late January or early February.
Membership of the Guild is open to anyone aged 18 and over who has an interest in needlecraft, regardless of skill or experience. (Subject to ratification by the committee)
As a member of the Guild you will receive a monthly newsletter to keep you informed of current activities; you will have access to our extensive library of books, magazines and charts, and you may join us for our members' only 2nd Wednesday of the month stitching meeting.
CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
Classes and specialist workshops are held frequently at Box Hill Community Arts Centre
Tutors can be provided for special venues on request.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
We offer tutors for children aged 8 and over during the Victorian school holidays. The program is held at Box Hill Community Arts Centre and is advertised in their brochure. We aim to have a ratio of one tutor to one or two children. This gives the child full support to enable them to succeed in making a small piece of tapestry on plastic canvas. An enjoyable introduction which we hope lasts in their memories.
DEMONSTRATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
The Guild members are often invited to demonstrate and exhibit their craft at other venues and at shows, fairs and festivals.
The annual exhibition of members' work is held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre in October each year. 2013 marked our 50th celebrations.