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Welcome to the World of New Zealand Embroidery.

We hope in visiting our website you will be inspired to seek further information about the Association of New Zealand Embroiderers’ Guilds (ANZEG) or how you can become more involved in embroidery by joining one of the 58 Guilds throughout New Zealand.

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced stitcher, or if you are looking for a challenge, we hope you will contact us through this website or through a guild in your area.

What do we do?

ANZEG is the parent organisation for the 58 embroiderers’ guilds around New Zealand.  Our overall aim is to encourage embroidery in all its forms, innovation in design and excellence in stitching.

We do this through:

  • The ANZEG Embroidery Modules and Diploma, with a mentoring scheme for those taking part.
  • A comprehensive library of resources for learning and teaching embroidery of all types

  • A regular programme of workshops featuring both New Zealand  and overseas tutors

  • National, regional and local exhibitions

We keep all the guilds in touch with each other through:

  • Regional representatives in each of the seven ANZEG regions of New Zealand

  • A biennial conference and week of workshops

  • Our twice-yearly magazine, Threads, featuring articles, profiles, competitions and challenges, exhibitions and news keeping guilds in touch with what is happening around New Zealand.

Our guilds are a great place to learn about and share embroidery - everything from cross stitch to mixed media, gold work to whitework, canvas work to beadwork to just about any embroidery you care to name - someone, somewhere will be creating it.

Latest News

SAVE THE DATE (2:44 AM, 11/12/2014)

 STITCH AWAY AROUND THE MOUNTAIN hosted by New Plymouth & Opunake Embroiderers' Guild to be held on Saturday 2nd May 2015:  10 am - 4 pm at Normanby Hall, Normanby  

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The Mystery Sampler (1:30 AM, 10/07/2014)

 It all started with a chance conversation...

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Display of Embroidery from Years Gone By (5:17 AM, 07/05/2014)

Waikato Embroiderers' Guild, in conjunction with the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair, are very pleased to announce that a Display of Embroidery from years gone by of work by members of the Waikato Embroiderers' Guild.  The display will include a special display of work from the Guild's three founding members - Kath de Forges, Toni Eames and Jill McVinnie


Coromandel Embroiders' Guild (2:35 AM, 05/18/2014)

 have announced that they will be holding their AGM, 25th Birthday Celebrations, and Exhibition Opening on Wednesday 5 November 2014. The Guild exhibition will open to the public at Hauraki House, Coromandel on 6 November and will run until 16 November.

Thank you from The Tapestry Trust (6:42 AM, 04/10/2014)

The Tapestry Trust is a project to record New Zealad's history in a series of embroidered panels.  This fantastic project is one that will take at least 20-30 years to tell our nation's history and will involve communities throughout New Zealand. The trust was inaugurated in February 2010 with a vision of a New Zealand tapestry that with time could become the equivalent of the Bayeux Tapestry. Work has been ongoing in preparing the topics to be stitched in each panel, drawing up the cartoons for embroiderers to work from and in finding the best and most effective materials for the panels.


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The Embroiderers' Great Escape (9:07 AM, 04/09/2014)

 Registrations are now open for The Embroiderers' Great Escape - 20-22 March 2015

To find out more about the wonderful classes on offer, download a brochure or registration form, or register online, go to www.embroiderersgreatescape.co.nz

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North Island Regional Exhibition (11:52 PM, 01/20/2014)

 Rich Variety at Northern North Island Regional Exhibition

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Fascinating shibori studied (12:36 AM, 01/11/2014)

Fascinating shibori studied by Liz Wilson ANZEG Travel Grant Recipient

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Founders Award at New Plymouth Conference (12:35 AM, 01/11/2014)

 A new exhibition award will be introduced at New Plymouth Embroiderers’ Guild Conference 2014 ‘Textures of Taranaki

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