Welcome to the South East Regional Embroiderers’ Guild

The Embroiderers’ Guild is a wide and diverse educational charity which aims to promote embroidery and textiles to a wider and diverse audience. We have 24 branches, who all welcome new members. We hope you will come and visit us and join in!

Have you seen the latest edition of the South East East Region newsletter, better known as SEE News? If not, please click here for the July 2020 edition and read about what has been going on in our region during lockdown as well as details of what is coming up next year, lockdown permitting!

Maidstone Branch have an exhibition planned. It was originally Sept – Oct 2020 but is now on 21st Nov 2020 – 9th Jan 2021. It is at Maidstone Museum and its title is ‘Textile Travels’ Click here to see the poster and we look forward to welcoming you!!

Catherine Shirley, Chair of Maidstone Branch

Note this new date for Stitchfest 2021!
Due to circumstances beyond our control this event will now be held on 24th July 2021 at The South of England Centre, Ardingly RH17 6TL. This regional day at Ardingly in July could be a bumper day. We would like to carry over this year’s branch competition ‘ A Game of Stitches’, as well as the Members competition from the Celebration of Stitch Day (what we used to call the Regional AGM), that is ‘A Decorated Initial’ and hold, as we have done in the past at Stitchfest, the branch showcase exhibition. So along with the traders, raffle, workshops and demonstrations etc, there will be lots to do and see.

The title for the Regional competition is ‘A Decorated initial’. It can be in any form of stitch (machine or hand), any medium and up to A4 in size. Even 3D if you are brave! These will be exhibited at Stitchfest – details above!