Derby Embroidery and Textiles Group
Fantastic news we have 80 members
We are a group of enthusiastic stitchers with varying experience who aim to have fun and to support and encourage each other in exploring stitches and textiles. We are open to both young and old, 8 years to 80+.
Our members enjoy a huge variety of textile activities, including Cross stitch, Kits and both traditional and modern embroidery techniques. Members work with all sorts of materials from metal to silk and all sorts of threads from Crochet to Crewel ( and everything in between) Some of us enjoy using Kits from embroidery suppliers and some of us create individual pieces in 2D and even 3D. Everyone with a needle is welcome.
The work above was created by our Group in 2017 and now can be seen hanging in the Derby Museum of Making. (see the map below)
We are Meeting Face to Face and Zooming to hear our speaker in the morning !
in the afternoon for a workshop
Please click HERE TO SEE OUR CURRENT PROGRAMME
We are please to announce that we have a full Programme booked through to May 2023
If you're not a member, you can email us at the following address, email@example.com to
Join us at one of our zoom meetings,
Find out more about us and how to join our group
Receive a copy of our monthly newsletter
Here is an example of Hitomezashi
The Winner of the Hospital Heroes (Chair's Challenge 2020) Julie Tanner
Click here to see the other entries on our Competitions page
We enjoy working together on projects and have hosted a number of successful exhibitions. You can see the Celebrating the Industrial Heritage of Derbyshire one below which was displayed at our local hospital for over a year and will eventually find a permanent home in our local museum when it reopens.
Currently we are working on a number of exciting projects ranging from a simple exploration of a single stitche to large displays for the hospital to celebrate our 'Hospital Heroes'.
Project Florrie / Hospital Heroes (Chairs Challenge)
This years chairs challenge was entitled Hospital Heroes. The entries will be exhibited in the Royal Derby Hospital.
The hand in date was the end of January for the Chairs competition but many members are still working on pieces that will be exhibited at the hospital later in the year. Choosing a winner was incredibly difficult because the standard was so high and the entries were so very diverse. The talents and expertise demonstrated in all the entries is amazing. My thanks to everyone who send a piece for the challenge. The winner was taken from real life. A cleaner working in the hospital keeping everyone safe from the virus with his mop and cloths. The portrait had so much character and demonstrates the point that heroes in our hospitals are working in many diverse and critical roles to keep us all safe. Many thanks to Julie for creating the beautiful piece above.
This Month's message from our Chair, Eve
Emerging as the Derby Embroidery and Textiles Group.
To celebrate our 'new beginning' we have a new branch project. Click here to go to the Emerging Projects page.
NEW BRANCH PROJECTS for Spring 2021
Now our Friendship circles are almost complete we have two new individual branch projects for members to enjoy alongside the larger Hospital Heroes and Thank you Medals projects (click the name above to view).
The first of these new projects, "Spring is Sprung" is a short project for the Spring season where members are making 3D flowers to display in their windows.
We are also running a monthly stitch along " Take one Stitch (or more commonly known as Twinchies where we explore one set stitch a month on a 2 inch square of fabric. This latter project will last a year and will enable members of all abilities to practice stitches in their own style whilst sharing expertise and ideas with other members.
More information on these and our other projects can be found on our Projects Pages. We will post our work on this page each month for you to enjoy.
Dee embroidered this Kingfisher for her brother in law's birthday card.
Mary has made these beautiful mandala cards These designs were taken from the book 'Mandalas to Embroider', Mary has put her own 'spin' on the design.
Pat has been inspired by Anne’s “Sew4Soul” projects
Pat: Sew for Soul
Alison: Thank You and Coral Wreath
Jenny R: Dennis the Duck
Over the past 6 months we have individually made friendship circles. Later on these circles will be interlinked and will represent our friendship and support for each other during this period when we can't physically meet up.
To see some of our circles please click here.
To View members work prior to April 2021 please click here to go to our Gallery.