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.

The Beautiful Stitch

The Embroiderers' Guild Beryl Dean Gallery at Bucks County Museum

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.

Brooke Hospital for Animals - Art Exhibition and online auction 23 - 28 September 2019

100 Heart entry on display and for auction

Judi Brown, Embroiderers' Guild member (Glossop Branch), contacted us to tell us about an exhibition and auction in aid of The Brooke Hospital for Animals taking place in September this year.

Every Horse Remembered by Judi BrownThe Brooke works to raise awareness of the plight and welfare of working equines worldwide. It was founded by an English woman in Egypt in 1934 to rescue old English war horses left in Egypt after World War I. Judi told us that she developed an interest in the charity because in 1934 her father was working with army horses in Egypt and his diary recorded his concerns about how hard they worked in the desert. She has supported this charity now for over 30 years and in May this year emailed The Brooke to offer a donation of the Heart that she created for the Embroiderers' Guild 100 Hearts Project. The Brooke were very pleased to accept her donation and told her that, coincidentally, they were putting together an exhibition and auction of artwork and would like to include her Heart in this.

The Brooke Hospital for AnimalsThis is the Brooke's first ever fund-raising exhibition and is entitled "Tails from the Field" which will show a collection of artwork depicting working horses, donkeys and mules from around the world. It will be held at Cheshire Regimental Museum, Chester Castle, Chester CH1 2DN (entry £4 or £2 for concessions). See The Brooke's website for more information on the exhibition.

An online auction has been created (live from 1st July) for advance bidding on the artworks, including Judi's embroidered Heart. The online auction site can be viewed at

For more information on the work of The Brooke

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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