an independent group of creative textile artists and stitchers

from Durham and the surrounding area


Community Projects

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.

We continue to be active in community and collaborative projects. Several of us have bee stitching panels for the Methodist Tapestry Project. This is in preparation for the opening of High House Chapel as part of the Weardale Museum ( Click on this link to read about our progress towards the completed panels and images of how we approached stitching each panel.

The project has its own Instagram page which provides up to date information on the development of the panels in phases one and two, and progress with the museum. This link goes to their Instagram page. If you would like to take part in the next stage of this project please contact Liz Walsh ( ) the project co-ordinator for more information.

This short slide show shows a few of the panels being worked by Lesley, Penny, Sarah and Victoria. Follow the link above to the full gallery page of our completed works. (All images reproduced with permission of the owner/maker and are copyright. Please do not copy without permission).

Previous Collaborative & Community Stitching (click on the link to see the full gallery pages).

The Needle Points North - the first collaborative project undertaken in 1996 and recently on display at the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018 and other locations in the North East in 2019.

The 100 hearts War Stories project - from The Embroiderers’ Guild UK 2018, commemorates the ending of WW1 (The Great War 1914-1918) 100 years ago.

2016 Celebrating Capability Brown - The Embroiderers’ Guild was one of many partners in a nationwide festival celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown. During the course of 2016, more than 40 exhibitions were held throughout the country. Our gallery shows a selection of works from our members on display indoor and outdoor at Gibside Gardens and Chapel (Gateshead).

Follow this link for information on other community projects . They include 'We will remember them' (2020). Canvas work kneelers for St Michael's Church, Howick, Northumberland (2018-19). '100 years of Suffrage' (2018). The collaborative '70273 Project' (2017). 'Theatrum Mundi, in collaboration with Prof Barbara Ravelhofer of Durham University (2016).

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