About ‘Stitch Together’……
‘Stitch Together’ was formerly SE Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild and is affiliated to the Embroiderers’ Guild. There are many Independent Stitch Groups all of whom welcome visitors who may not yet embroider or sew but are interested in keeping textile arts and crafts alive. We hope that you will visit us and join in!
The majority of Independent Stitch Groups organise a range of activities which include:
- monthly meetings with speakers on textiles and related subjects
- day schools
- stitching meetings
Many Independent Stitch Groups run a Junior Stitchers group where young people can take part in exciting textile projects, guided by experienced adult members.
The ‘Stitch Together’ Group (formerly South East Region) holds a residential summer school in June, mainly for Independent Stitch Group members, but non members are also welcome. In the past few years the summer schools have been held at Roffey Park Institute, near Horsham. Each year we try and have tutors with a different range of expertise. For those who just would like a weekend away to sit and stitch is beautiful surroundings, we also have a stitch retreat option.
We also organise an annual ‘Stitch Together’ Day (formerly Regional Day) usually held in July, where depending on the venue, have traders, workshops, demonstrations and sometimes a speaker. It is also an opportunity to meet up with friends from other Independent Stitch Groups around the region. The day is also open to members of the public. Everybody is welcome to the day.
Whether you are a complete novice or an expert textile artist, you will find something of interest in your local Independent Stitch Group programme. You do not have to be an experienced embroiderer to join an Independent Stitch Group, all you need is an interest in stitch, even if you are a beginner you will be welcome to all meetings.
Some Independent Stitch Groups run a Young Stitchers group where young people can take part in exciting textile projects guided by experienced adult members. You will find details as to where the Young Stitchers groups are, by viviting our ‘Young Stitchers’ page.