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.

The Beautiful StitchIn 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.

Sky Arts - Landscape Artist of the Year

Sky ArtsThe Sky Arts Channel are looking for talented artists to take part in Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 and they have approached the Embroiderers' Guild as they are looking to encourage mixed media artists to apply.

There’s plenty of incentive to enter because the winner receives a £10,000 commission from a major British institution plus £500 worth of art materials from Cass Art. Last year’s winner was commissioned to paint the view from Noel Coward’s house in Jamaica, and the finished work is now on permanent display at the Drury Lane Theatre in London. This year they are hoping to have an even more exclusive opportunity, with the winner's commissioned work entering the permanent collection of a major national museum.

Some of the artists who appear on Landscape Artist of the Year are professional and well-established while some are just starting out. No matter what their experience, they all say they learn a great deal from the experience, enjoying the challenge of producing artwork in the allotted 4 hours. The production team pride themselves on having an excellent quality of art on their show –it focuses on the talent of the artists and the work created, above anything else. It’s one of Sky Arts’ most popular shows.

Here is a link to their website with access to the online application form .

The deadline for applying to Landscape Artist of the Year 2018 is 12pm Friday 11th May 2018.

In case you’re not familiar with the series, you can see previous episodes here:

Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 Episode 1:

Password is st0ryvault

Instagram - @skyartsartistoftheyear (you can see timelapses here of the work produced by some of last year’s artists)

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Processions - 100 years of women suffrage moving artwork

ProcessionsProcessions is a mass participatory living portrait of women in the 21st century. On Sunday 10th June, women and girls in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London will walk together as part of this celebratory mass participation artwork. Wearing either green, white or violet, the colours of the suffrage movement, the Processions will appear as a flowing river of colour through the city streets.

ProcessionsTo sign up for the Procession kindly register on In addition to turning up on the day of the event we would also like you to conduct workshops to make banners, flags or pennants using our banner making toolkits: There is also a film on You Tube which will give a good perspective of the community engagement aspect of the project.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the most largely organised artworks in the form of a procession and express what it means to be a woman in the 21st century and what are still the challenges for the future.

Cockpit Arts Awards & Bursaries

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

  • The Cockpit Arts / Clear Insurance Award - This Award which specifically aims to support professional makers who have been in business for less than three years and have aspirations to develop their craft business.
  • The Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Foundation Awards - Open to graduates within the last five years, these awards aim to assist weavers to set up in business.
  • The Cockpit Arts / Leathersellers’ Award - These prestigious Awards are intended for talented makers who are seeking business development support to take their creative business to the next level.
  • The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award - This Award aims to help an aspiring or established turner i.e. someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials. Award open all year round, applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Please see their website - - for the Calls for Entries which give more detail including the relevant closing dates. Contact for further information and application forms.

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