The Guild welcomes embroiderers at every level of skill in any technique. Those new to embroidery are very welcome. Assistance is given at General meetings and in classes. Speakers, demonstrations, excursions and classes are part of the continuing program


General Meeting: 3rd Wednesday of each month (except January) from 10 am - 3 pm at The Mount Alexander Golf Club in Wimble St, Castlemaine. View directions to the Golf Club

At the this meeting we have our general meeting around the middle of the day. Members work on their own work or on group projects. Guest speakers often attend. We have a shared lunch on special occasions.

Visitors are most welcome to attend, please contact the branch if you wish to attend as a visitor. 

The AGM is held on the 3rd Wednesday in July.

Special Interest Groups: A number of special interest groups meet regularly:

Saturday Group, Counted Thread, Conservation and Historical Studies, Nifty Needles (Machine embroidery and surface embellishment) and In Stitches (surface embroidery and other techniques)

Other Activities:

A lively and informative newsletter is published each month.

The Castlemaine branch organises a number of outings each year and in 2015 will have a weekend away at Queenscliff a change of venue from our past getaways in Halls Gap. 

The branch holds its biennial exhibition in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival which is usually in the Autumn. The next exhibition will be in 2017 at our meeting venue.

In addition, the branch organises visits to exhibitions by other branches and other exhibitions of interest in public and private galleries, hosts members from other branches at its meetings for special occasions and invites speakers to address the general meetings.


The group organises a regular program of classes that are open to members of other branches of the guild and to members of the public, space permitting.