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Save the date for our April exhibition in Stamford

Habitat Exhibition
Stamford Arts Centre  
12th to 25th April  
open Monday to Saturday 9.30-5.00pm

h Meeting
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.
Well lit parking available tside the centre.

Drinks are available before the meeting.
This is a great time to have a chat with like minded people.

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

This is how our members describe us:
Welcoming,  Friendly,  Educational,  Inspiring,  Encouraging

Membership £40 per year or £4 per meeting
non-members and visitors £5 per meeting and join us at one of our meetings.  We have a shared interest in all things embroidery and textiles.  We range from those new to stitching to experienced embroiderers.

If you would like to come to a meeting you can just turn up. Alternatively email us on:

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

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 here we can learn a new technique or deepen our knowledge of embroidery. Details are in programme notes below.

Check us out on our Facebook page,
Rutland & Stamford Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild


Chair - Jane Pullan

Secretary - Sarah Donnelly

Treasurer - Linda Fowler

IT Rep -  Anne Barratt

Rutland & Stamford Branch

Thursday 17th May
7.00pm - 9.00pm

African Blues

Maggie Relph
The African Fabric Shop

Borderville Sports Centre
Ryhall Rd Stamford PE9 IUS


9th May

10am  - 4pm
Easton-On-The-Hill Village Hall

Ins and Outs of Discharge: Art Van Go  


For pictures of the exhibition work click here
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.

After the exhibition we will be running a series of classes each covering a different stitching project.  


Come and join is at one or more of our workshops.  Complete beginners welcome and more advanced stitchers will be able to extend their skills.  Workshops cost  £10 to include all the materials you require. To book or find out more email us at

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Introduction to embroidery
You will learn basic stitches to start your journey into stitch.  The aim of the session is to produce a small stitched sample on gingham

Thursday 7th June 2018
Getting creative with buttons
Combine buttons with stitch patterns using a variety of threads and maybe add a few beads

Thursday 5th July 2018
Embroider your own cards
Combining stitch and paint you will make cards using simple hand stitching on a painted or printed background

Thursday 2nd August 2018
Make your own needle case
In this workshop you will learn a variety of stitches in order to make a counted sampler piece on linen.  This can be used to make a pretty needle case

Thursday 6th September 2018
Cushion stitch bookmars
You will use cushion stitch and a variety of threads to make a bookmark.  Once you have been shown the basic stitch you can adapt to create your own design
Sarah Donnelly,
26 Mar 2018, 02:38
Sarah Donnelly,
27 Feb 2018, 03:01
Sarah Donnelly,
23 Apr 2018, 02:33
Jane Pullan,
14 Apr 2018, 13:29
Jane Pullan,
14 Apr 2018, 13:29