Derby Embroidery and Textiles Group

 We have  78 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. 

Derby and Embroidery Textile Group 

Exhibition 27th July  -3rd August (Excluding Sundays)

Industrial Derby

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 meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month usually to hear a guest Speaker, followed by an afternoon workshop, or an all day workshop

We dont meet in August


11am, Saturday 13th July 2024 

A Day of Member led Workshops

We will be having five great Member led workshops running at our  July meeting.

Please see July's Newsletter for details.

St Marys Church Hall, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX 

 Click here for a Google Map showing St Mary's Church Hall Derby

         Doors open at 10.30am

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 Visit us at one of our meetings meetings, 

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Further details are in our latest newsletter.  All members should get the monthly newsletter but if you are a member and haven't had a newsletter please let Hiliary know  via the link below.


We enjoy working together on projects and have hosted a number of successful exhibitions.   You can see the Celebrating the Industrial Heritage of Derbyshire featured at the top of this page in the Museum of Making, Derby.

This year's Chair's Challenge is 

Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder and voting will take please at our Christmas party in December.  The winner will be published here later in that month.

Please click here to go to our Branch Projects page

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.


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.

Pictured below are some images of what we've been making this month.  To View members work prior to April 2021 please click here to go to our Gallery.

Dee embroidered this Kingfisher for her brother in law's birthday card.

Dee: Kingfisher

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. 

Mary: Cards

Pat has been inspired by Anne’s “Sew4Soul” projects 

Pat: Sew for Soul

Alison attended The Coral Reef and ‘Thank you’, workshops run by Zara Day. you can find out more about the workshops by clicking here to contact Zara.

Alison: Thank You and Coral Wreath

Jenny R was inspired by a carving in Italy, Colin the Rooster and the pictures in the book Crewel 

Birds by Helen Blomkamp to create 'Dennis the Duck'.  You can access this book by clicking here 

Jenny R: Dennis the Duck

To View members work prior to April 2021 please click here to go to our Gallery.

Friendship Circles

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.