These are exciting times for the Embroiderers’ Guild. Since its move in 2016 to Bucks County Museum much work has gone on behind-the-scenes to settle the collection into its new surroundings and to improve access for Guild members and the public. Notably, in 2017 almost 200 star items from the Guild’s collection were exhibited at the County Museum in Aylesbury in a spectacular exhibition titled The Beautiful Stitch. A travelling version of this exhibition is currently being developed.
The Embroiderers’ Guild collection is of national importance and comprises several thousand items of historical and contemporary embroidered costume and textiles from around the world. Selected highlights are displayed on a rolling basis in a dedicated gallery at the County Museum. The remainder of the collection is permanently stored and cared for by a professional team of curatorial staff and volunteers at the Museum Resource Centre, Halton. This behind-the-scenes facility is available to visit by appointment through the Embroiderers’ Guild.
Below you will find news and updates on forthcoming displays of Embroiderers’ Guild treasures at Bucks County Museum.
Current Guild Exhibition:
Calm During the Storm 10th February – 30th June 2018. An exhibition which focuses on needlework, especially embroidery, as a calming influence in troubled times.
Forthcoming Guild Exhibition:
The Beautiful Stitch 25th July 2018 – January 2019. This is a smaller version of the hugely successful 2017 exhibition which highlights star items in the Guild’s collection
Please note: The Embroiderers’ Guild gallery will be closed for exhibition changeover from 2nd – 24th July 2018 inclusive.