National Embroidery School 2018 and ANZEG conference

July 2018 sees the Nelson Embroiderers’ Guild hosting the National Embroidery School, the National Embroidery Exhibition and the ANZEG biennial conference. These events are held every two years and are the largest gathering of embroiderers and textile artists in New Zealand.

Phillipa Rabbits at Dawn
Rabbits at Dawn by Phillipa Turnbull

The week includes outstanding exhibitions, special interest group meetings, a Merchant’s Mall, lectures and workshops.

If you are interested in the Textile Arts including; felting, experimenting with and embellishing with various materials, embroidery techniques or if you want to look at some stunning embroideries never seen before in New Zealand, and lots more, then check out our website for more details.

Tumbleweeds Series 1 by Hazel Blomkamp

The programme includes workshops by Phillipa Turnball (Britian), who specialises in historic embroidery styles, and Hazel Blomkamp (South Africa).

If you are a Textile Artist you may like to enter a piece in one of the Exhibition categories, see for more information.

If you would like more information approach a member of your local Embroiderers’ Guild and ask if you can have a look at their Registration Book, download a copy from our website or email Karen Richards

We Three Kings by Phillipa Turnball


Good morning,

Is the exhibition running for a while? I thought it was running for three months? if you could advise the dates, that would be fabulous, thanks.

Hi Kylie
I don’t seem to be able to find that information either, so you would be best to contact them directly.

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