The Embroiderers’ Guild (www.embroiderersguild.com) brings together everyone (from beginners upwards) with an interest in embroidery through exhibitions, competitions, courses, books and magazines. At branch level, members can exchange ideas and knowledge by taking part in various activities and meeting like-minded people. At Kingston & District Branch we have about 70 members - some embroider purely for enjoyment and relaxation; others include teachers, students, authors and professional embroiderers. “All are welcome” is our motto!

We meet ten times a year on the fourth Friday of the month (7.30 - 9.30pm),

From 26 May 2017, Kingston and District Branch will no longer be using the Surbiton Library Hall for their Friday evening meetings.  Instead the new venue is as follows:

St Marks C of E Church Hall, Church Hill Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4UG

The evening usually includes an illustrated talk by an invited speaker on one of the many aspects of embroidery or associated arts and crafts. Members can also browse our library and borrow books, and buy goods from the sales table. Much socialising is done, free tea and coffee are available, and an enjoyable evening is guaranteed.

Some months we have a Saturday workshop, usually suitable for both beginners and more experienced embroiderers. These take place in Kingston Vale - click on the Programme tab and scroll down for further information.

We also arrange several outings a year, a New Year’s Party (at the end of January!), and a biennial exhibition of members’ work (this year’s theme is Fairy Tales, with the title, Bewitched Stitches, 13-28 October 2017.  Look under Special Events for details.

We run a well-established Young Embroiderers’ group for anyone aged 5-17 yrs., (we ask a parent/adult please accompany), meeting monthly on Saturday afternoons (at the Kingston Museum Art Gallery).  Also at the Kingston Museum (meeting monthly on Saturday mornings) is Stitch Saturday!!-a chance for our members to share different techniques, like Jelly Printing or Felting, or work on their exhibition pieces. click on the Programme tab and scroll down for further information.

The annual fee to join the Branch is £25.00 (half fee of £12.50 if you join after March).  There is also an annual fee of £35.00 (aged 25+) to head office of the Embroiderers' Guild (£13 aged 18-24). 
Members-no charge for monthly evening meetings.
Visitors are charged £5.00 per visit.

Affiliated to us and run by one of our members is Stitchin’ Time - a Tuesday afternoon group in Long Ditton for both novice stitchers wanting to learn, and the more experienced in search of inspiration and like-minded company.  Please see our Programme page for contact details.

Please have a look at our other pages here for more information, and come along to see us. You will be assured of a warm welcome!