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 December 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!

Blackheath Embroiderers’ Guild are inviting you to join them, via Google Meet at 2pm on Saturday 27th February to a talk by fantastic textile designer Sarah Burns, read on….

‘We have been lucky enough to persuade the fantastic textile designer Sarah Burns, to talk to our members online about her work and craft. Sarah’s work can be seen on Instagram as @patternmakers She specialises in hand dyeing textiles using foraged plant materials from the surrounding countryside of her home in the South Downs. Sara hand carves and prints with woodblocks using natural pigments and her work has been featured in many glossy interiors and design magazines. We have created an Eventbrite booking page as we would love to open this experience to other Guild members. Tickets for non-Blackheath members are £5. Click here to book your tickets.

If you want to know more of what Blackheath EG are up to, please click here for their newsletter.

With best wishes, Rebecca Coker, Branch Chair.

Maidstone Branch have an exhibition planned. It was originally September – October 2020 but is now on 21st November 2020 – 9th January 2021 but because of Government restrictions, it is planned for 27th March – 8th May 2021. It is at Maidstone Museum and its title is ‘Textile Travels’ Catherine Shirley, Chair of Maidstone Branch

Note these dates for 2021 and 2022
18th – 20th June 2021 Summer School (Roffey Park)  Tutors – Amanda Hislop, Kay Dennis, and Trish Zachariah and Paula Bray. Booking forms out in the New Year

20th June 2021 The National Day of Stitch. You can hold your own stitching event to show the public about stitching and the Embroiderers’ Guild

24th July 2021 The Summer Regional Day Barns Green Village Hall, Horsham RH13 0PT.

25th September 2021 ‘Celebration of Stitch’ day 78 & 78A High Street, Bletchingley, Near Redhill, Surrey RH1 4PA, Nr Godstone Competition – to be decided.

Stitchfest’ at Ardingly will be July 2022