Preserving the Past and Creating the Future: The Life of a Professional Embroiderer

Event Date: 
15 July 2017
Alexander Library Threatre, State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street

The Embroiderers’ Guild of Western Australia is inviting everyone to this year’s Rusty Walkley lecture titled Preserving the Past and Creating the Future: The Work of a Professional Embroiderer. To be presented by award-winning professional embroiderer Jenny Adin-Christie, this special event will be held on Saturday, 15 July 2pm at the Alexander Library at Perth Cultural Centre.

Ms Adin-Christie will give insight into her work as a professional embroiderer and how her passion for needle craft turned into a broad range of skills that allowed her to gain prominence amongst historians, collectors, fashion designers, and embroiderers’ guilds in the UK and abroad.

Ms Adin-Christie has been a regular presenter within the Australian embroidery community, most notable of which is the annual Beating the Bush embroidery and craft fair in Adelaide. The lectures she has delivered covered stories behind the broad range of commissions that she has been privileged to be part of, such as the conservation and restoration of antique textiles and production of new works of art and, more recently, royal fashion.

Entry tickets to the event are $15 for members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of WA and $20 for the general public. Tickets include afternoon tea. To reserve seats, please call 08 9330 3065 or email

Embroiderers' Guild of Western Australia
08 9330 3065
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