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Bath Textile Artists exhibiting at Chippenham Museum
A celebration of the heritage of Chippenham and the surrounding area, Loose Threads is a collaborative exhibition between Chippenham Museum and Bath Textile Artists. We are a group encompassing all branches of textiles which includes some Guild members. Producing many forms of textile work including hand and machine stitching, dyeing, silk painting and collage. In 2018 the group exhibited with the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in which members interpreted items held in the Institute’s archives.
Due to the current situation Chippenham Museum are providing a virtual tour.  We even had the Preview evening on zoom, opened by the Mayor. The exhibition is on until end of April, so we hope for visits in person, when possible.
The  virtual tour can be obtained with this link:


Exciting news from SEARCH PRESS

A 20% discount is now being offered to all Embroiderers’ Guild members on any book published by Search Press.
Browse their website for a wonderful choice of great books:

Choose your books, order with this special code EMBG20 to get your discount and benefit the Guild as well.
Postage is free, books are dispatched promptly and delivered by Royal Mail

The Pocket Winter Design Competition

The Winners

In the later months of 2020, the art team at Yale University Press ran a very special winter version of the popular Pocket Design Competition for members of The Embroiderers’ Guild and The Quilters’ Guild.

Inspired by The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660-1900 by Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux, we asked participants to submit an original, winter-inspired design for an 18th century pocket in order to be in with the chance of winning £100 worth of fashion and textile history books from Yale University Press.

The standard of entries was incredibly high, and judges Barbara and Ariane were truly impressed with the creativity and dedication shown by everyone who participated. In the end, however, they settled on their winners, and we’re delighted to share them with you all here!

Goldwork Bug Box Workshop with Sheila Knight

Summer 2021

Tutor: Sheila Knight
Date & Time: Thursdays, 10am - 1pm
Venue: Craft Studio, New Brewery Arts
REF: SC50-21
PRICE: £130.00 (£0.00 VAT)

All abilities welcome!

This five week course is a great opportunity to learn a variety of embroidery stitches using metallic threads which play with light, to create beautiful decorative finishes.

You will implement your new embroidery techniques to create a decorative bug box to store your keepsakes or embroidery supplies! The goldwork embroidery thread will encapsulate the natural beauty in the insect forms and it will be a fantastic way to put your new stitches to the test.

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