Member benefits


  • 12 monthly issues of our membership journal Contact (by email), focusing on members' activities, news and achievements. PLUS an annual printed version with a round up of our year
  • Support and inspiration whether starting to stitch or seeking new challenges.
  • 10% discount at selected stores and online retailers. See Partners and Retailers section for details
  • News of events all over the UK
  • Special offers on tickets for a number of textile shows , including Knitting & Stitching Shows
  • Reduced/special prices on workshops and distance learning courses
  • Guild workshops and tours.
  • Access to the Directory of Stitch & Textile Art’.
  • On-line gallery for Young Embroiderers.
  • Private viewing of the travelling exhibitions of our unique Embroidery Collection.
  • Private viewing opportunities at branch and regional exhibitions.
  • Use of the Guild's extensive, specialist library for study purposes or browsing enjoyment. The library is currently stored at t he Bucks County Museum Resource Centre in Halton, Bucks and is available for members of the Embroiderers' Guild to view, by appointment only, Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm. There is ample car parking.
  • Access to the Guild's UK and international folios for study and inspiration.
  • Enter the Annual Members’ Competition.
  • Take part in workshops and summer schools run locally, regionally or nationally.
  • Invitations to attend Regional and National AGMs, Conferences, and Festival days and weekends.
  • The camaraderie of being part of a 8,000 strong membership organisation.
  • Exclusive access to the membership areas of the Guild web site.

Right to vote for Guild Officers and attend Branch, Region and Guild AGMs.

Be part of the only organisation in the UK that exists to support, educate, promote and inspire new generations in the art of stitch and textile design. Examples include the Graduate Showcase and the career and/or business support on offer to our graduates, Guild Scholars, Beryl Dean Award for Teaching Excellence, Annual Members' Challenge, our unique magazines "Stitch" and "Embroidery" and the support and encouragement we give to our young embroiderers or Junior Embroiderers & Textile Students as many prefer to be known.

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