Branch Member Benefits


Being part of the Guild gives us a constitution and structure with support.It gives the branch access to resources and exhibitions.It has given members the opportunity to produce work in order to be part of both national and local exhibitions and competitions.
We bring prestigious speakers and workshop leaders who differentiate their approach to include all levels.
There is friendship and camaraderie and we have great social occasions and outings.
Ruth Tykiff – Wolverhampton Branch

You may wish to join your local branch of the Guild

Once you have become a member of the Guild you can also join a local Branch and take part in branch activities including workshops, social events and exhibitions. Branch subscriptions vary and are set by each Branch.

Introduce a Friend

Please introduce a friend or acquaintance to your branch and the Guild

  • Invite them to your branch as a visitor
  • Give them pages 3 & 4 of your Membership Leaflet
  • Personalise page 4 with your branch details
  • Enter your name and membership number in the spaces on page 3
Once the person joins the Embroiderers' Guild and quotes your name and number, you will be entered into a grand prize draw, which will be held at the end of February 2018. Prizes to include annual subscriptions to Embroidery and Stitch magazines, Aurifl threads, Search Press books and more.
Branch Chairs and committees have been asked to work with members to agree 5 attributes of the branch that make it attractive to a potential new member. Once these are agreed you can enter them on page 4 of the leaflet before you hand it to a potential member. Branch Chairs have also been asked to send the agreed attributes to our social media editor for us to publish on Facebook. Branches can also add these attributes to their entry on the "Find a Branch" section of the Guild website.
Branches offer...
  • Fun stitching on good companySlideshows and demonstrations
  • ‘Show and Tell’ meetings
  • Competitions and prize draws
  • Branch library books
  • Informal fun learning or formal qualifications
  • Opportunities to exhibit your work
  • Trips and outings often to see older contemporary collections or exhibitions
  • Opportunities to take part in creative new textiles depicting local events
  • The chance to take part in community projects
Branch members...
  • Learn new ways of putting threads into textiles
  • Build lasting friendships
  • Share their interest with like-minded people
  • Keep active by enjoying workshops/outings/ charity events ect...
  • Help the next generation to learn and appreciate stitch and textiles
  • Go to other branches as a guest when on holiday or visiting friends
  • Extend their social lives… New contacts, new acquaintances, new friends
  • BRANCH MEMBERSHIP - Fun, Fellowship, Friendship
Embroiderers' Guild Branches...
  • Enjoy charitable status. This helps with fundraising
  • Benefit by helping part of a national network when recruiting
  • Use the guild insurance scheme and it lowers premiums
  • Are able to bank with an ultra-low risk trust bank
  • Are member of a regional group and participate in regional activities

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I am quite happy to be described as not your ordinary idea of a chairman. I considered myself jack of all trades and master of none which I had to be in teaching textiles to both boys and girls! I was wrong there about the type of person the branch wanted as Chair!! The group have been so supportive it has been a privilege to be the Chairman.

Eleanor Jakeman – Andover Branch
 
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