Embroidery Gallery: Sew New! Exhibition

15 January 2022 – 21 January 2023
Stunning examples of beautiful embroidery are permanently on display in part of the Art Gallery in order to showcase the incredible collections of the Embroiderers’ Guild.

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The Sew New! Exhibition will be closing on 21 January 2023.

This will be followed by a new Embroiderers’ Guild exhibition called Blooming Threads which will display embroidered textiles from around the world which incorporate stitched flowers.


Sew New!

During the pandemic the Embroiderers’ Guild was very fortunate to receive a series of important gifts and bequests, all of which will enrich its collection historically and visually. This exhibition, Sew New!, showcases some of these recent acquisitions, with a particular focus on the work of named embroiderers who have contributed to the development of embroidery in their lifetime, in terms of their own work, their teaching and their authorship. Featured artists include Jan Beaney, Joy Clucas and Richard Box, together with Eirian Short, Eugenie Alexander and Sian Martin, to name a few. Why not come along and be inspired by the works of these notable names!

Entry to the exhibition is included in your Museum entry charge.

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Will Phillips, Discover Bucks Keeper of Social History, discusses his top 5 exhibits from the collection in the film below.


Previous exhibitions

Embroidered Birds

The previous exhibition was based on amazing examples of Embroidered Birds from the thousands of pieces in the collections. Inspiration for this display came from one of the Guild members publications and the local Guild volunteers provided invaluable support in choosing and helping to display the lovely pieces on show.


Watch Curator Will Phillips talk through the wonderful Embroidered Birds exhibition

Find out more about the Embroiderers’ Guild

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