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Because of the coronavirus future meetings are uncertain but there is a programme of on-line ZOOM meetings until JULY.  

We will review the situation in accordance with government policy.

Take care, keep stitching and keep in touch.


We have been enjoying Zoom talks and workshops.
Members did some work on 'Colour' following a talk by
Pam Keeling.



Stitch work at Zara Day stitch zoom workshop.











 The Tree is position

The tree closer to see the birds


Kate made a display of some of our earlier work

A lampshade workshop with Jennifer Collier
LAMPSHADE WORKSHOP with Jennifer Collier

Ashbourne Embroiderers Guild branch
We are a small, but growing, friendly group with varied interests and experience.

Monthly evening meetings include talks and/or mini-workshops given by outside speakers, some of whom are well known, others more local but equally good. We meet in St. John’s Church Hall, Auction Close, Ashbourne, DE6 1GQ on the 3rd Monday in the month at 7.30pm but not in August.
We include some ‘in-house’ meetings when we share our ideas and expertise on a chosen theme. These meetings are an ideal opportunity to get to know each other and they are always very interesting and rewarding.

Monthly 'Quality Stitching time' or 'Stitch and Chat' at Wyaston Village Hall. (DE6 2DR) 10.30 - 3.00 Now on ZOOM
We meet on the first Monday of each month (but 9th January 2017) at Wyaston Village Hall to stitch, chat and generally share ideas. Everyone is welcome.


NB If the first Monday is a BANK HOLIDAY we usually meet the following week - but please check.

Visitors £5

Plenty of parking
Lovely countryside around 

Occasionally we hold a whole day Saturday workshop, again usually at Wyaston.

We welcome visitors and new members whatever their levels of expertise.

Chair -       Helen Livesey
Secretary - Lois Wilkes
Treasurer - Jacqui Luker
IT Rep -     Beryl Slade

Membership numbers: 37

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Activities in 2018

We celebrated our 20th anniversary at the AGM in September 2018. Click here to see more.

The committee provided delicious cakes

Kate made a display of some of our earlier work

Eco-dyeing Workshop
We held a successful eco-dyeing workshop tutored by Pam Keeling.

 Jacqui has made a 

garment from the 

fabric she dyed at the 

eco-dyeing workshop

Stitch Days 2018
Heart Stitch Sampler
To support the National Celebration of Stitch, which in 2018 was on the theme of Hearts, we ran free drop-in Workshops in Ashbourne Library on June 22nd & 29th from 10 – 3pm. They were suitable for all skill levels and all materials were provided for members of the public to join in.

100 Hearts

The Guild organised a project for members to make hearts to celebrate the end of World War 1 and exhibited them around the country in groups of 100. Some of our members took part.





Christmas baubles ready for the tree.

The tree decorated in baubles



Too good to eat?

An imagnative contribution to the feast by a member.

To celebrate the 2017 National Day of Stitch we will be sewing butterflies in the WI tent at the Ashbourne Show on August 19th from 11am.  Do come and join us.  All materials will be provided if you would like to join in or just come along to look and chat.

To celebrate the 2016 National Day of Stitch,we held a 'drop in' sewing event in ASHBOURNE LIBRARY.

All materials were provided.



A finished and mounted piece of goldwork following the workshop with Carole Holme


The tree has been decorated once again in St Oswald's Church and looks very festive with all your stars.




July 2015
We had an enjoyable mini-workshop with Eddie, experimenting with the simple but effective technique of Kantha.

The example of Kantha stitching prepared by Eddie for the workshop.

GOLDWORK with Carole Holme


Carole taught us how embroider a small goldwork butterfly at the June meeting

 Work in progress

 A finished piece

Pauline Fitzpatrick, branch member gave us an informative and fascinating look into her world of crochet.  We learned a lot about many of the variations of Tunisian crochet and her favourite free form and very colourful crochet.

Beautiful Saris

Wyaston Wool Day run by the branch

Workshop with ART VAN GO
We enjoyed the expertise of Viv Arthur and the resources of Art Van Go at a Saturday workshop. We explored many materials and media which she brought for us to try.

Art Van Go workshop

Lots of fun, learning and lovely things to buy!
Art Van Go

Art Van Go workshop

Ashbourne Branch

To find out more about our meetings or activities 

Chair: Helen Livesey
Secretary: Lois Wilkes
Treasurer: Pamela Smith
Programme Secretary: Lesley Rowley
IT Rep: Beryl Slade

Wyaston Workshop Day 2017

A lovely mossy stone embroidered by Helen

to Siobhan

Siobhan (Burton) took both 1st and 2nd prize in the 2016 Fire and Flames category at the Quilt and Stitch show at Uttoxeter.





Look out for 

more images of 

our very 



Workshop Day 4 2015.

National Day of Stitch 2015  at Ashbourne Show

 This year we will be showing our work, demonstrating and encouraging an interest in stitch at the Ashbourne Show on August 15th

 Mr Frog, by member Sharon Greaves, will be the star of the show.

Members at the Ashbourne Show

 Branch work at the show

National Day of Stitch 2014 in Ashbourne Library

Preparation for making the poppies
Display of work in Ashbourne Library


Our Wyaston Workshop day on October 12th was a great success and attended by many branch members and visitors.

Share the day with us by looking at the many images o
n our Branch Page.

A finished sketchbook with mixed media, needle-felted and patchwork 'Twinchies' by Helen King
Wyaston Workshop 2013 Twinchies

Sue Watkins emailed:

Dear Fantastic Committee,
Many thanks again for a wonderfully inspiring day - everyone was really buzzing with all you had to show and teach us! 
We realise what effort and time you all put in to make the day so brilliant.
Ruth - we loved your mixed media examples and hope you are feeling rested and improving.
Kit - your little felties were gorgeous and much admired as ever - hope things are improving with you too.

Once more ...BIG THANKS!!!

Members at the BEADED FELT NECKLACE workshop

Members at the Beaded Felt Necklace workshop

     Finished necklaces
This very successful and enjoyable day's workshop held in 2013 was run by member Helen King with help from Ruth Broadbent.

COLLOGRAPH PRINTS with Mary Wardle October 2013

We enjoyed a fascinating evening as Mary demonstrated her process for making Collograph blocks and prints.  Her pleasure in her work and enthusiasm was infectious.

Mary Wardle Collograph

Mary enthusiastically preparing to print

Examples of collograph blocks created by Mary



Beryl Slade,
10 May 2021, 13:38