Sketching figures, finding useful motifs, thinking about how things might be stitched, and coming up with a sketch design
 The design goes through a few stages before approval, drawing on the fabric, packing up for freight, and beginning the stitching, which might continue for months or longer. These drawings are for the South Waikato guild's Primeval NZ panel.
 Members of the South Waikato guild beginning  work on the Primeval NZ panel.
 Detail from the Thames Valley guild's panel about mining and the gold rushes.
 Detail from the Otago guild's panel about the foundation of Otago province.
 Progress on the Aoraki guild's panel called Ports, Ships, the Sea Paths. 
 Showing some nice examples of stitchers working up richer interpretations of the drawn figures.
 Detail from the Mid-Canterbury guild's panel From the Mountains to the Sea.
 Detail from the Rotorua guild's panel The Eruption of Mt Tarawera.
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