The Embroiderers’ Guild celebrating Capability Brown

The Embroiderers Guild exhibition at Petworth House

Inspired by Petworth Park’s Capability Brown landscape, local Embroiderers’ Guilds have come together to present an innovative exhibition of beautiful textiles.

Please be aware this exhibition has now ended but please visit our website for more information on our next major exhibition.

By using techniques such as mixed media, felting, machine and hand stitching, these unique and high quality pieces of textile art will challenge the idea of traditional embroidery.

This exhibition is the first of its kind, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape gardener Capability Brown. The exhibition brings together 10 local Embroiderers’ Guilds from Chichester, Worthing, Horsham and Dorking, including two Young Embroiderers groups.

Enjoy viewing works inspired by the the landscape at Petworth. Work by Barbara Overall
Enjoy viewing works inspired by the the landscape at Petworth
Enjoy viewing works inspired by the the landscape at Petworth. Work by Barbara Overall

Several members have chosen to interpret Petworth Park, whilst others have taken inspiration from the ancient trees, woodlands and animals that are associated with the surrounding Sussex countryside.

“Stitching these days is no longer 'what my granny did with tea trays' but shows a huge range of artistic possibilities all of which we hope will appeal, says Amanda Blunden from the Embroiderers’ Guild.

All the works have been hand stitched using a variety of techniques. Work by Liz Ellis
All the works have been hand stitched using a variety of techniques
All the works have been hand stitched using a variety of techniques. Work by Liz Ellis

The exhibition is open from Sat 19 Mar – Sun 4 Sept, 11am - 4.30pm at Petworth House and is just one of the exhibitions taking place as part of the national Capability Brown Festival. For more information, please see https://embroiderersguild.com and http://www.capabilitybrown.org/

Upcoming events

Deer Rut Guided Walk - Sold Out

Wed 27 Oct 2021
10:30-12:30
Discover more about the annual deer rut in the Park on this 2 hour guided walk.

Petworth 'GPS Trees' exhibition by Richard Geraint Evans

Sun 31 Oct 2021
10:30-16:30
Petworth’s ancient trees are a must-see and their natural beauty has been brought indoors for a new exhibition featuring nine incredibly detailed drawings of trees at Petworth, each including GPS coordinates so you can discover the tree for yourself.

Sustainable Christmas Workshop

Sat 27 Nov 2021
10:30-13:30
Join this festive workshop by Aspire Sussex to create gift wrap, cards and tags to take home.

Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail at Petworth

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:00-15:30
This winter, treat your little ones to a world of adventures at Petworth on the Percy the Park Keeper's winter wander trail.

Wreath Making Workshop - Sold Out

Sat 04 Dec 2021
10:30-13:30
Add Christmas cheer and a seasonal welcome to your front door at this festive workshop by Aspire Sussex.

Winter Words

Sun 05 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
A time to indulge in the joy of words with festive poetry, spoken word and storytelling in the Pleasure Garden. Christmas favourites and seasonal rhymes to entertain, inspire and delight.