Latest News and Announcements from the Region and its Branches.

Living Threads Summer Workshops - 2018

posted 23 May 2018, 06:57 by Pamela Keeling

Details of the Summer Workshops are now available through the Website:

World Textile Day - Central Region - Banbury - 2nd June 2018

posted 21 May 2018, 17:46 by Deborah Phillpott

Creative Women Exhibition.

posted 19 May 2018, 02:12 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 23 May 2018, 07:04 ]

Belton House, Nr Grantham.   Featuring Textile and Embroidered work inspired by Lady Marion Alford, her work and designs, and created by members of Layers of Stitch; Embroiderers' Guild, Grantham.
From 25th May, 2018 onwards - (until the end of the National Trust Season)
For opening times check:  Belton House

Processions Project - Suffragettes

posted 17 May 2018, 02:46 by Deborah Phillpott

Rowena Sommerville (the North of England Co-ordinator) has contact the region regarding the Processions Project, celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage.  Please visit and for more information.  Rowena would like to send out information about the project, which includes opportunities for banner making to members and groups.  Rowena can be contacted via or on 07792 088724

100 Hearts Exhibitions

posted 17 May 2018, 02:39 by Deborah Phillpott


Dear Ladies


Now that your members are working hard towards producing their Heart for the 100 Hearts exhibition we are hoping to involve you in some of the organisation.  We have exhibitions booked (to date) for Knitting and Stitching Shows in London and Harrogate; Weston Park; Museum in the Park Stroud; Tennants Garden Rooms and Bucks County Museum.  We are also discussing other exhibitions at other venues, particularly on the south coast, Scotland and to the east of the country and will update you as and when we have more news.  The plan is to send an exhibition as follows:



  1. Tennants Garden Room (26th Sept - 14th Oct) then on to K&S Harrogate (22-25th Nov)
  2.  Weston Park  (26th Sept - 30th October) then to Stroud  (November - exact dates tbc)
  3. Bucks  (Oct - Dec/Jan TBC)
  4. K&S London (11-14th Oct)



We would appreciate any help with transport, storage and putting up the exhibitions, particularly in the north of the country (we are based in Oxford).  Fortunately the hearts are light, but bulky and we will supply batons and tape for hanging the hearts.  If you are able to help with any of this please do get in contact with us - by mid August please, to allow us time to make arrangements as necessary.  Our email address is:


If you have any suggestions for venues in other parts of the countryside at other times then please let us know so that we can follow these up.


We have also attached a 100 hearts logo - please share this as much as possible on your facebook/blogs/etc etc in order to increase interest in our exhibitions!


Best wishes

Amanda and Alex


Embroiderers Guild - 100 Hearts


Cannock Chase Sew Crafty Festival 16th June 2018

posted 17 May 2018, 02:37 by Deborah Phillpott

contact Carmen on for more details

FOR SALE Bernina Record 830 Sewing Machine

posted 9 May 2018, 07:00 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 9 May 2018, 07:00 ]

Vintage Bernina Sewing Machine, fully serviced and repaired, in a hard case. £250 ono. Please ring Rita Yeomans (Leics Branch) on 07504 529653.
Purchaser to collect but can be brought to Regional Day on the 13th May.

Regional Day - 13th May, 2018

posted 30 Apr 2018, 06:39 by Pamela Keeling   [ updated 1 May 2018, 02:09 ]

All is now in place for another day for those interested in all aspects of Textiles.   We have 6 "Taster Sessions" - Fill-Gap Cords, Knotted Tassels, Boro, Stitched Doorways, working with Tea Bags and Card all available for you to 'come and have a go'.  Traders are:  Linladen - a variety of Linen Threads; Deborah Rees - Fabrics; The Sewing Box - all things sewing; Knit Working - wool and threads;  Art Van Go - for all things Arty; 21st Century Yarns - a stall a riot of colours of silk threads, felted pieces and more; Janet Humphrey - a mixture of fascinating fabrics and threads.   A Book Stall - old books at just £2.00 each - many bargins.  Displays of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers; Pentrich Revolution Quilt; Textile Treasures; Members work from Derbyshire Branch; Jane Drummonds embroidery and Chesterfields Boxes - their interpretation of Masson Mill and The Derwent Valley Industrial Heritage in Boxes.   7 Branch Stalls offering a variety of "Sales".  Also, a selection of 'stuff' from Liz Welch's Workroom - many more bargins to be had.
The afternoon Speaker is:  Sue Stone - 'Every Picture Tells a Story'

West Bridgford Branch at Uttoxeter British Quilt and Stitch Village

posted 7 Apr 2018, 01:36 by Erica Thomson   [ updated 7 Apr 2018, 01:39 ]

January, Walk by the River - Julie Williams
WBEG exhibiting at Uttoxeter British Quilt and Stitch Village 13th, 14th and 15th April 2018,
Uttoxeter Racecourse,
ST14 8BD,

Tel: 07543 872 005

West Bridgford Embroiderers’ Guild -
Stepping Up and Out – in Nottingham and beyond.

The West Bridgford Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild is a friendly and enthusiastic group of over 50 members. They share a wide range of interests within stitched textiles including embroidery and textile art. Many members exhibit their work both locally and nationally, others enjoy regular meetings and workshops where they can develop new interest and learn from the expertise of others.

This year’s exhibition draws inspiration from anything in the surrounding area. Members have been given free rein to interpret the theme in any way they wish, the only provisos were that the work has been completed in the past year and includes some stitch.

The group piece, Doors and Gates, is made up of individual canvases, all the same size and orientation and interpreted by members as they wish.

Page 17 Exhibition comes to Market Harborough

posted 6 Apr 2018, 12:03 by Deborah Phillpott   [ updated 30 Apr 2018, 04:37 by Pamela Keeling ]

The Guilds exhibition 'Page 17' shown at Alexander Palace, Harrowgate and the NEC comes to Market Harborough Library.  See all the entries from now until mid June. 

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