It features items (including quilts) from the Embroiderers' Guild NSW's Collection, highlighting Australiana and Australian Embroiderers and Textile Artists.
Image: "Channel Country" by Jean Vere from the Guild Collection. Poster: Yvette Stanton
The exhibition includes traditional and contemporary pieces in techniques such as whitework, quilting, surface stitchery, machine embroidery, and pulled and drawn work. Items include table linen, infant's clothing, kaftans, quilts, fancy work, embroidered plates and framed pieces.
The exhibition can be viewed as part of a Government House Sydney tour. Tours are scheduled on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, every half hour from 10.30 am to 3 pm. Full details of tours (tickets, ID) are available under Visitor Information at www.governor.nsw.gov.au. Special extended viewing on Australia Day.
For other events in 2016 planned by the Embroiderers' Guild, see Embroiderers Guild of NSW