Programme / Workshops

Welcome to the Edinburgh Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.

Welcome to the Edinburgh Branch of Embroiderer's Guild, we are open to lovers of textile art in all its forms.

We are a very sociable group who share an interest in textile art and enjoy the opportunities the Embroiderers' Guild has to offer; we meet to exchange ideas and information and, above all, to have fun.

We meet monthly from September to June for evening lectures on textile related topics or social evenings.

Where: Girl Guiding 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

Membership - For session 2017-18 costs £48 including membership of the Embroiderers' Guild as well as Edinburgh Branch.

You are welcome to visit and 'try out' our meetings - your 1st visit is free after which you may attend 2 meetings for a fee of £3 each after this we ask that you become a member, (visitors fees are refunded when membership subscriptions are paid).

Members may bring guests to a meeting for fee of £3

Visiting Edinburgh? - don't forget if you are a member of the Embroiderer's Guild your first visit to another branch is free.

Want to know more?

You can email us and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

You can find more details of the Edinburgh Branch on where you will also find what the Embroiderers Guild has to offer you.



The gallery below is a selection of images from talks and workshops.


All images are copyright of the maker of work shown.

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


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




Workshop Programme

Occasional full day workshops are arranged for members. These are led by expert tutors in the speciality.

The workshops run from 9.30 am - 3.45 pm & are held in Leith Academy school art department.

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Want to take part? email us for full details about joining our group



Anne Kelly 'Folk Tales'

Toni Hanley Bags of fun with Indian inspirations

Sheila Mortlock Working on the edge

Alison King Reflections

Maureen Shepherd Any old iron

Maggie Hickman Smith Get Plastered

Moira Ann Dickson Apples and Pears

Bobby Britnell Mixed media approach to abstract design

Ali Ferguson Stories from the Sewing Box - Scrappy Sampler

Bea Neilson Canvaswork – but not as you know it!

Kay Greenlees ‘Line Dancing’ (Design)

Isobel Hall Working with scrim vessels (mixed media)

Avis Moore and Hazel Reid The Kantha Queens -Traditional techniques for modern projects

Ann Ross Dyeing with plants (fabric dyeing)

Tracey Franklin Contemporary Whitework (embroidery)


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