Ashbourne Creative Stitchers

Monthly Meetings

Members pay £50 per year, which includes all monthly meetings. Visitors are welcome for up to three meetings at £6 per meeting.

  Third Monday (not August) 7.30pm

Monthly Sewing Days

 First Monday 10.30am - 3.00pm

Workshop Days


Edwina Cheadle

Jacqui Luker

Lesley Rowsley           

Sue Watkins

To find out more about our meetings or activities

   01335 343443 or 01889 590379

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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.




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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 

 The Tree is position

The tree closer to see the birds


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

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

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

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

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.

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

     Finished necklaces

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 

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.

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

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


Mary enthusiastically preparing to print

Examples of collograph blocks created by Mary

Activities in 2018

20th Anniversary

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

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 imaginative 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.


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.

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.

Lots of fun, learning and lovely things to buy!


January 17th 2022


Via Zoom - Preserving the Past, Creating the Future

                    an illustrated talk

February 21st 2022


Via Zoom - Journey into the  Unconventional

                    an illustrated talk

March 21st 2022


Get Knotted

                   a mini workshop

April 11th 2022


Fashion and Embellishments

May 19th 2022


Ribbon Embroidery

a mini workshop

June 20th 2022


A Creative Journey

an illustrated talk

July 18th 2022


Stencilling on Fabric

a mini workshop