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As a Member of the Guild you will 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.

Even if you don't stitch (at the  moment) we welcome anyone with an interest in textiles.

Members get:
Monthly issues of 'Contact' magazine, focusing on national members' activities, news and achievements.

Support and inspiration whether you are starting to stitch or are an experienced stitcher looking for new challenges.

10% discount at selected stores and online retailers. Click here for details on the national website.

News of events all over the UK.

Special offers on tickets for a number of textile shows.

Reduced/special prices on workshops and distance learning courses.

Guild workshops and tours.

Access to the Directory of Stitch & Textile Art.

Access to the On-line gallery for Young Embroiderers.

Use of the Guild's extensive, specialist library for study purposes or browsing enjoyment.

Access to the Guild's UK and Folios for study and inspiration.

Entry into the Annual Members’ Challenge and other national projects.

Workshops and summer schools run locall or regionally.

Exclusive access to the membership areas of the Guild web site.

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

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Members pay a subscription to the national organisation, and may also wish to join their local Branch.

Branch membership: subscriptions vary. They are in addition to the national subscription, and are paid direct to the Branch. It is possible to join the Embroiderers' Guild without belonging to a Branch.  You would then be able to participate in some Branch, Regional and National activities.

National Membership 2018/19:
  • Adult Membership (25 years and over)   £38.00
  • Student Membership (18-24 years)        £15.00
  • Overseas Membership                           £50.00
Details of how to pay your national membership can be found here.

Young Embroiderers' Membership 2018/19
  • Membership                                         £10.00
There are more details about the Young Embroiders here.

Visiting a Branch

Visitors may make three visits to a Branch meeting before being asked to join as a full member of the Guild.