Welcome to the Edinburgh Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.

Lecture Programme 2017/18: Tuesday Evenings from 6.45pm for refreshments & programme starts at 7.15pm


At GirlGuiding Edinburgh Headquarters, Melville Street, EH3 7JF

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This is a central Edinburgh location with good bus access and free on street parking after 6.30pm



Please note the afternoon session in February as highlighted




Programme 2017 -2018


September 5th 2017 - Chloe Patience - Hand Embroidery & Embellishment

October 3rd 2017 – AGM/Book Exchange

November 7th 2017 - Andrew Houghton - The Nomads Tent

December 5th 2017 - Social

February 6th 2018 @ 2.30pm - Sheana Stephen - Oriental Influences

March 6th 2018 - Debbie Renton – Threads & More Threads

April 3rd 2018 - Liz Boulton – Working in Theatre

May 1st 2018 - Louise Collins – Dyeing Techniques

June 5th 2018 - Philippa Johnston – Tinworks, working with recycled tins, textiles & more



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2016 - 2017 Lectures

Helen McCook - An Apprentice's Story

Sally-Ann Proven - A Curious Milliner

Liza Green - An Element of Chaos

Talk & Demonstration by Malcolm Lochhead

Georgina Ripley - The New Fashion & Style Gallery at the National Museum of Scotland

Fiona Hutchison - Weaving Water – inspiration from the sea

Jane Jackson - 'Painting' with Harris Tweed

Lindy Richardson - Teaching to learn & Learning to teach


2015 -2016 Lectures

Jane Campbell Smith - Flights of Fancy

Judith Hallam and Anna Beard - To be or not to be. Theatre costume students

Fiona Wemyss - The history and development of The Wemyss School of Needlework

Anne Ford - Miniature Needlework

Ali Ferguson - Stitching Stories

Bobby Britnell - Mixed Media Approaches

Fiona Hutchison - Weaving Water – inspiration from the sea

Janet Rae - A Scottish Textile Story

Joanna O’Neill - Rich Stitch. How I got from there to here.


2014 -2015 Lectures



Jenny Mackay The Magic of Felt

Malcolm Lochhead Emotion in Embroidery

David Rosier A Journey through the Chinese Imperial Wardrobe (1644 – 1911)

Social Evening with stained glass mini workshop by Emma Aitken

Kathy Troup Creating Stitch Magazine

Maureen Shepherd Timelines in the Landscape

Kitty Mason Flat and white, coloured and textured: Lace is a developing art.

Eileen Rumble “Creatures Great, Small and Gilded”.

Julia Soares-McCormick Tudor Talk and Costume Display









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