Membership is open to all

Are you...

  • Just starting out and looking for help, advice and information?

  • Already stitching and keen to do more?

  • Wanting to meet people and share your passion with others?

  • A busy parent who wants to stitch with your child?

  • A grandparent keen to share your skills and enjoyment with a grandchild?

  • Wanting your own on-line gallery for displaying your work and sharing it with friends?

  • Keen to enter local, regional or national competitions?

  • Seeking new opportunities, perhaps taking part in local, regional and national exhibitions?

  • A teacher, tutor, lecturer or workshop leader?

  • A student or recent post-graduate?

  • A textile artist, a stitch professional?

A warm welcome awaits you.

JOIN HERE - Please join here. A warm welcome to new members of the Guild.

RENEW HERE- Click on RENEW HERE if you are an existing member of the Guild who pays their Guild subscription direct to the Guild. If you have not yet registered you can do so at the same as you renew your membership.

REGISTER ONLY HERE - Click here to join the Register of Members if you are a Life Member or a member of the Guild who pays their Guild subscription via a branch.

MEMBER LOGIN - If you are a Member, Life Member or Friend who has already Registered, click the Member Login to access your account and change your password and personal details.

BRANCH LOGIN - If you are a Branch Officer or Authorised User use the three-part branch login to access the branch pages on the database.




As a Member of the Guild you receive ...

  • 3 issues annually of our membership journal Contact, focusing on members' activities, news and achievements.

  • Support and inspiration whether starting to stitch or seeking new challenges.

  • News of events all over the UK.

  • Access to special offers on books, DVDs, shows and travel packages

  • The chance to book your place on Guild workshops and tours.

  • Access to the developing Directory of Stitch & Textile Art’.

  • Reduced/special prices on workshops and distance learning courses

  • Private viewing of the travelling exhibition of our unique Embroidery Collection.

  • Private viewing opportunities at branch and regional exhibitions.

  • Use of our extensive, specialist library for study purposes or pure enjoyment (currently suspended due to relocation)

  • Access to the Guild's UK and International folios for study and inspiration. (currently suspended due to relocation)

  • The opportunity to enter the Annual Members’ Competition, with the winners displayed at national events, where possible.

  • The chance to reserve your place on workshops and summer schools run locally, regionally or nationally.

  • Invitations to attend Regional and National AGM, Conference, and Festival days and weekends.

  • The camaraderie of being part of a 9,000 strong membership organisation.

  • Exclusive access to the membership areas of the Guild website.

  • Right to vote for Guild officers and attend Branch, Region and Guild AGMs

  • You will be supporting the work of the one organisation that speaks for embroidery in the UK

If you are an adult, 24 years or over you can scroll down to registration facilities below. Membership is £35.00 a year or just 67p a week. You might like to become a Friend of the Guild. See below for details.

If you are a parent or student wishing to enrol a person aged 5 to 18 please click on this link to our Junior Embroiderers and Textile Students site. Membership is just £10.00 per year.

You can become a ‘Friend of Embroidery’

We would also like to offer you the opportunity every year to take one step further to support the Guild's charitable work by adding a donation to your Membership subscription to become a Friend of Embroidery as you might become a "friend" of a hospital or Heritage site. This donation will help us to keep skills alive and further the Guild's charitable objectives.

You may wish to join your local branch of the Guild

Once you have become a member of the Guild you can also join a local Branch and take part in branch activities including workshops, social events and exhibitions. Branch subscriptions vary and are set by each Branch. Branches offer...

  • Fun stitching on good company

  • Slideshows and demonstrations

  • ‘Show and Tell’ meetings

  • Competitions and prize draws

  • Branch library books

  • Opportunities to exhibit your work

  • Trips and outings

  • The chance to take part in community projects

Branch members...

  • Build lasting friendships

  • Share their interest with like-minded people

Click here to Find Your Nearest Branch (opens in another browser tab or window)

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