an independent group of creative textile artists and stitchers

from Durham and the surrounding area


Face to face meetings are now taking place ... Contact the secretary for more information


Welcome to the website of Take a Stitch 2 Durham. We are an independent stitch group brought together by our love of stitched textiles, whether that be in traditional embroidery or contemporary works with mixed media.

Members of our group are supporting charities working in Ukraine for peace. The dove pattern was purchased from Peppermint Purple to show our support though stitching. Copy and paste this url into your browser: Thanks to Sarah and Helen for sharing. The third piece is based on Ukranian symbolism designed by Do'an. Follow this link for more information:

We hope you will enjoy browsing our website to see examples of our stitching, exhibitions and collaborative projects within the community.

Below is a short slide show to feature recent works from one of our members. We hope this inspires you to take up the needle and explore the wonderful world of decorated textiles.

Our current stitcher is Krys, who is very accomplished with contemporary stitch, as we have seen from her beautiful postcards we have been receiving. Krys asked if her samples from the City & Guilds Diploma would be suitable for showing on our web page. Well, I wouldn't let her get out of the door before we had set a date to go through her books... As web editor I had the joy of looking through her sample book, then an extremely hard job just selecting a dozen or so samples this slide show.

If this has inspired you to take up the needle, contact the secretary Penny, at to pre-book a visit to our group.

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