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Rutland & Stamford

We are a really friendly group who have a shared interest in all things embroidery and textiles. So whatever the level of your skill or expertise you will find something of interest if you attend our meetings.

If you would like to come to a meeting you can just turn up. Alternatively you could make contact in advance via email to our chair, Marianne Young on

Our meetings are now held in the Football Club Room, at Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 IUS, on the third Thursday of the month. Doors are open at 7.00pm for a start time of 7.30 pm. Tea and coffee is available before the meeting.This is a great time to have a chat with like minded people.
Borderville Sports Centre

We have a varied programme with speakers, member led workshops and day workshops.

Members pay £3 per meeting. This can be a single payment of £27 in September each year, when there is a discount available. Visitors pay £4 per meeting

Each year we hold 3 or 4 full day workshops at Easton-On-The-Hill village hall. Most workshops have a visiting tutor and are  very enjoyable events where we can learn a new technique or deepen our knowledge of embroidery. Details are in programme notes below.
   Easton-On-The-Hill Village Hall

Alison Hislop Workshop 22nd March 2017

The theme was 'Sketch Books' Now these are words along with 'design' that strike fear in the heart of many an embroiderer. However, this workshop was well attended and proved to be very productive. Here is some of the work produced at the workshop.

First Thursday is back!

Thursday 4th May at 7 - pm

Come and join us for Stitch and Chat
(or is that Chat and Stitch?)
Football Club Room, Borderville Sports Centre

Branch Meeting

We have moved!

We now meet in the Stamford AFC Club Room
Borderville Sports Centre
Ryhall Road, Stamford, PE9 1US

The venue is on the first floor, but there is a lift for easy access.

Lots of well lit, even parking available outside the centre.

3rd Thursday of each month 7.00 for 7.30 - 9.00 pm

At our great new venue, Borderville Sports Centre

THURSDAY 18th May 2017

The Art of Embroidery

A talk by

Nicola Jarvis

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Rutland & Stamford Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

Rutland & Stamford Branch took part in the Kaleidoscope! Celebration of colour through Quilts, Embroidery and Flowers at St Peters Church, Empingham, Rutland on 20th and 21st August 2016.

The branch exhibited a range of work through a kaleidoscope of styles and techniques. We had a very successful weekend talking to many visitors and selling a good number of exhibits. The sales table was also a great draw

The focus for Rutland & Stamford branch for the next year will be our upcoming exhibition in 2018 in the gallery at Stamford Arts Centre.
We have explored our theme and many members are planning or embarking on work for exhibition.

Experience at recent exhibitions has shown, that many visitors to textile art exhibitions have little appreciation of the techniques and materials involved. Their appreciation of what they are viewing is greatly enhanced if they do have some understanding. So we hope to use Habitat as a 'mission to explain'. We are asking members to photograph the creative process and to illustrate and explain techniques and materials used. This will all be included in the exhibition.

Habitat News

  • Volunteers needed Could you help us with the documentation for Habitat?Labelling, forms, artists profiles are just some of the tasks that need to be done.If you think that you could ...
    Posted 28 Mar 2017, 03:17 by Sarah Donnelly
  • More details about preparations will be announced soon. This is where to find News of our exhibition.
    Posted 27 Mar 2017, 14:08 by Erica Thomson
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Chair - Marianne Young  01476 861534 -
 please leave a message or email me
Secretary - Sarah Donnelly

Treasurer - Jane Pullan

IT Rep - Jane Pullan

Membership numbers:  43

Our Princess Charlotte dress with a themed arrangement

Habitat - Work in progress
Jackie Murray

Jackie Murray has been inspired not only by her work on The Osprey Project at Rutland Water but also by looking at the work of other artists. She is now working on her sixth piece for our Habitat exhibition.

Sarah Donnelly,
27 Mar 2017, 03:01
Sarah Donnelly,
21 Apr 2017, 04:48
Jane Pullan,
11 Oct 2016, 01:23