News & Events

Here you will find details of Guild events (What's On) whether organised centrally or by a region or branch and events, workshops, seminars, exhibitions sent to us by other organisations.

In addition, this section also includes news items from the Guild, its regions and branches. The international stitch community are welcome to send us information that they believe will be of interest to Guild members in the UK.

Other organisations are also welcome to send information for these listings but we ask that at least one person in the organisation be a member of the Guild or, in the case of commercial organisations, they make a donation.

Information coming to us from Guild Members should include their membership number in the title line of the email.

We regret that we can only accept information by email. Thank you.

25 million stitches25 Million Stitches - One Stitch for each of the 25 million Refugees

The two objectives of the project are:

  • To engage as many people as possible to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis.
  • To amass 25 million stitches to visually represent the sheer volume of this astronomical figure of refugees.

This is a community art installation. The organisers are asking volunteers to hand stitch on fabric panels. They now have over 1,300 participants.

See full details on the International News page - click on this link

Ross on Wye Ross on Wye - New Branch for the Embroiderers' Guild

We are pleased to announce that our new Ross on Wye branch is now up and running. The branch meets every 4th Wednesday of the month from 1300 - 1500 for "meet and stitch" and every 4th Saturday of the month from 1000 - 1300 for lectures and workshops. There will also be occasional Saturday meetings from 1000 - 1600.

The venue for the meetings is the Llaruperz Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7QD.

Interested? Please email the Branch Chair for more information

See also the Ross on Wye entry under Find a Branch

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The Embroiderers' Guild Beryl Dean Gallery at Bucks County MuseumThe Beautiful Stitch

Some of the finest and more unusual pieces from the Guild's stunning collections of historical and contemporary embroidery are currently on display.

See our webspage dedicated to the Beryl Dean Gallery for more details.

Cockpit ArtsCockpit Arts Awards & Bursaries

We have been invited by Cockpit Arts to share details of their three Awards, comprising subsidised studio space and business support for one year. The are looking for talented makers to join their Cockpit Arts community. Applications are open for members of the Embroiderers' Guild.

The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award

• Open to: Talented leatherworkers who are seeking business development support to take their creative business to the next level
• Deadline for receipt of applications: applications accepted on a rolling basis

Further details and application forms are available to download from our website -, or please contact for further information or to express an interest.

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