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Embroidery Exhibitions in Adelaide

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by Jo Harris (subscribe)
I love the things we have here in South Australia – the fabulous food, wine, people and places – beauty everywhere. And, for more beauty in my life, I own and operate a gorgeous little gallery called Mrs Harris’ Shop:
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Mothers' Day shopping all stitched up
Make it snappy! Don't miss out! Get in quick! Urgent! Stop press! There are two fabulous exhibitions showing THIS WEEKEND, that, if you are a devotee of embroidery, you'll be sorry to miss! And, with Mothers' Day on the horizon, the exhibitions make for the perfect opportunity to find a special, hand-crafted gift for Mum.

The exhibitions have been mounted by two of the twelve country branches of the Embroiderers' Guild of SA: the Barossa Valley and the South Coast. Head to the Barossa Valley for Exquisite Needlework, featuring work of local needleworkers.

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It's showing at the CWA Hall in Tanunda as part of the Barossa Valley 70th Vintage Festival.

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From the Barossa Valley embroiderers

So much talent and many hundreds of hours of work by these talented embroiderers have created this exquisite exhibition of handcrafted needlework. It includes pieces made using a wide range of techniques – Hardanger, Brazilian, Assisi, thread painting and cross stitch – which have been employed to create the likes of samplers, pictures and bags (and a whole lot more!).

In addition to the indulgence in the sheer beauty of the work, you can also stock up on supplies. Christina's Needlework Supplies will be on hand with a trading table. To add to the fun, there's also a raffle.

When you're done with the exhibition, you could always explore some of the fun things to do at the Vintage Festival.

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Very 'Barossa'!

Exquisite Needlework is open 10am – 4pm on Saturday and 10am – 2:30pm on Sunday at the CWA Hall, Murray Street, Tanunda. Entry is $2.

Then, on the South Coast, Silver Threads is the exhibition of work by another local branch of the Embroiderers Guild.

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From the South Coast embroiderers

The official opening on Saturday (10am) will feature textile artists Cheryl Bridgart as guest speaker.

Silver Threads – a retrospective celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the South Coast Embroiderers and members are exhibiting pieces showing their embroidery journey over the years.

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Judith Dyer's 'Beach'

The beautiful works (as always, involving hours of dedication and skill) are on show at the RSL Hall, The Strand, Port Elliot.

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Estelle Farwell's beauty

Official opening is at 10am, Saturday 22 April and the exhibition is open 9:30am – 4pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. Entry is $5 and of course, you can have more fun at the stash sales, a recycle table with patterns, books and threads, trading table, raffle and gift table.

And, when you're done with the embroidery, just a little down The Strand is the Port Elliot Patchworkers' exhibition – what a feast for your eyes!

All images provided by the Embroiderers' Guild of SA.
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Why? A stitch in time . . . fabulous embroidery exhibitions to see
Phone: 8234 1104
Where: Tanunda and Port Elliot
Cost: $5
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I visited Cheryl Bridgart truly amazing embroidery She has just embroidered a portrait of the Governor live on TV she is open for all of SALA
by John (score: 0|2) 94 days ago
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