Member benefits


  • 3 issues annually of our membership journal Contact, focusing on members' activities, news and achievements.
  • 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 books, DVDs, shows and travel packages

  • 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 (currently suspended due to relocation).

  • Access to the Guild's UK and international folios for study and inspiration (currently suspended due to relocation).
  • 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 9,000 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.

Due to the changes in our administration as a result of the Embroiderers' Guild office move, we will not be issuing Membership Cards for 2016/2017. However in order for members who have joined/renewed for this year to take advantage of any discounts or services associated with membership of the Embroiderers' Guild we have prepared a certificate for members to print at home. When you have joined/renewed please login to the Members' Room and click on the webpage "Members Documents". You will see the "Confirmation of Guild Membership Certificate 2016/2017" at the top of the documents list. If you click on the link a new window will open with the certificate for you to print.

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