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-JAN-2020 TO 19-APR-2020

About the Event: Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles tells the story of seven pioneering women who went against all established norms to create some of the richest, most diverse and global public collections in the UK today.

The exhibition includes the collection of Louisa Pesel who helped to lay the foundations of the Embroiderers' Guild and was its first President 1920 - 1922. Louisa Pesel's chatelaine which belongs to the Embroiderers' Guild Collection is on display at the exhibition.

The chatelaine is contained in a blue leather box with a coat of arms in gold stamped on top. Made by Chapple & Mantell of the Strand, London it was engraved with Award of Honour of the Worshipful Company of Broderers 1914 for Louisa Pesel. It was gifted to the Embroiderers' Guild by the Pesel family in 1961. The chatelaine has on its chains a thimble holder with brass thimble, scissors in a scissor holder, a needlecase with an unopened packet of needles. See photo.

Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles celebrates seven women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary artistic, social and cultural importance of textiles. From the exquisite anthropological collections of traditional Balkan costume by Edith Durham, to the ground-breaking contemporary South Asian collection of Nima Poovaya-Smith

Two Temple Place

HOMEHOME - An exhibition of work by Embroiderers' Guild Members at Garioch Heritage Centre

7th January - 29th February 2020

The Garioch Heritage Centre is currently hosting a display of all the HOME pieces (around 120 or so). HOME was the Embroiderers' Guild project for 2019 where members were asked to describe in stitch what the word HOME meant to them. The pieces will also be on display at the Sewing for Pleasure exhibition at the NEC from 19th - 22nd March 2020.

Loco Works Road
Aberdeenshire, AB51 4FY

Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm. Entry fee £2

The Stitch Festival - Business Design Centre, Upper Street, London N1 0QH

The Stitch Festival (formerly known as The Spring Knitting & Stitching Show) is the ultimate day out for textile craft lovers. The Stitch Festival champions creativity with hundreds of workshops, demonstrations, fashion exhibitions and textile installations, as well as 200 exhibitors selling specialist craft supplies.

Discount available for Guild members - see News Page on Members' side of the website. You will be asked to log in

27th February-1st March 2020

Thursday-Saturday: 09:30-17.30
Sunday: 09:30-15.00

Advance adult: £15.00, concessions £13.50, VIP £35.00, children 13+ £6.00
£2.20 booking fee applicable for e-ticket orders. £2.50 booking fee applicable for postal ticket orders

Tickets: 0844 8541 349

National Celebration of Stitch - for the Embroiderers' Guild

This year the date for the National Celebration of Stitch will be 20th June 2020. You can arrange your events at any time around this date to suit your Branch. The theme will be "Birds" and you will be able to find templates and suggestions for activities on the members' side of the website in the Spring.

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.

Rolls Royce Phantom Embroidery

Rolls Royce Phantom Embroidery

An enchanting new Rolls-Royce Phantom has been commissioned by a Stockholm-based entrepreneur with an extraordinary passion for flowers. The patron, with a wife and two of four children named after flowers, challenged the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective comprising designers, craftspeople and engineers, to envision a car that immerses its occupants in a beguiling floral scene. The result is a sanctuary of true luxury, a vision of flowers, created with a million embroidered stitches.

For further imagery and film, please follow this link. To hear the patron discuss his inspiring journey, please click here.

Rolls Royce Phantom Embroidery Details

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