Regional News

The 11 regions of the Guild post their news here. You may also find information on exhibitions and regional events in the 'Events Listings' also in this section of the site.

South East West Region MagazineSouth East West Region - their latest magazine

The SEW Region magazine is written by the members of the Embroiderers' Guild in the South East West Region. Everybody is welcome to view the magazine. You can do so by clicking on the link below:

Regional Days and AGMs in 2017

West Midlands Region

Regional Day & AGM will be hosted by South Cheshire branch. Venue: Stafford Beacon Conference Centre, Stafford Technology Park, Stafford ST18 0GB.

Speaker: Hanny Newton. Members' Competition: "Pathways"

South East Region

Members' Exhibition "Connection of Threads" and the Denbies Panel at Denbies Wine Estates, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA from 15th - 28th May

Summer School: 9th - 11th June at Roffey Park Institute, Forest Road, Horsham RH12 4TB. Tutors Wendy Dolan (Layered Landscapes in Machine Embroidery), Lizzy Lansbury (Whitework Embroidery) and Anne Sillifant (Vessels & Vases)

Regional Day 15th July at The South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL, including workshops, traders, demonstrations, branch showcase tables.

National Celebration of Stitch Day at Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. Theme: Butterflies

AGM at Ottford, hosted by Sevenoaks Branch on 23rd September 2017

North East Region Regional Day to be held on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Emmanuel College, Gateshead commencing at 10am. Morning Speaker Bridget Guest on The Quaker Tapestry, Afternoon Speaker Lizzie Wall on Chickens and Other Layers. Traders' stalls, exhibition and competition entitled Contrasts
North West Region North West Regional AGM is on 21st October 2017 at the Garstang Golf & Country Club. Morning AGM and afternoon stitching activity
South East West Region

The South East West Regional Day will be held on 4th june 2017 at Everest Community Academy, Oxford Way, Basingstoke, RG24 9UP. Doors open 09.30 finishing 16.00

Basingstoke Branch are pleased to be hosting this year's Regional Day for the SEW Region. The theme for the day and for the competition which everyone is encouraged to enter, will be "The Life and Times of Jane Austen" to commemorate the 200th annniversary of her death. The speakers will be the renowned Karen Nichol and Annalie Talent from the Jane Austen Society. There will be numerous traders. The cost is £25 which includes lunch. Please contact Ann Beer for further details on 01635 250527 or email

Eastern Region

Eastern Region Regional Day to be held on 15th July at The Convent of the Sacred Heart School, 17 Mangate Street, Swaffham Norfolk PE37 7QW. Ticket information from

Yorkshire & Humber Region Regional Day to be held on 10th June 2017 at The Regen Centre, Landing Lane, Riccall, YO19 6PW 10am - 4pm. Speakers: Jennie Batchelor and Meridity Towne. Competitions: Hull and the Humber, Myths and Legends, Flower beginning with G
South West Region South West Region AGM will be hosted by Frome Branch and held on Saturday 21st October. There will also be a small exhibition at the Lansdown Gallery in Stroud on 10th - 16th July 2017. For more information on the South West Region please click on this link to read their Newsletter. South West Region Newsletter

Calling all Programme Secretaries in the North East and Yorkshire & Humber Regions

Helen Barnes is an art and textiles teacher who has travelled extensively and she has developed a range of workshops which members of our North East and Yorkshire & Humber Regions may be interested in.

The workshops she is offering are:

Starting from Home

Embroider with the Brontes and Vintage (40s/50s) Embroidery

Around the World

Peruvian knot stitch and Vietnamese textiles

Contemporary Artwork

Rag paper collage and stiitch

Each workshop begins with a short talk on the subject including looking at examples of work from the chosen area. Demonstrations will be carried out to compliment individual help and tuition (maximum group size 15). The workshops can be adapted to half or full days and all abilities can be catered for. Please contact Helen for details of costs and to discuss bookings and any other requirements.

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