Welcome to the Edinburgh Branch of the Embroiderers Guild.

Projects & Challenges To Keep You Occupied During Isolation


August Challenge

This month there are 2 challenges.

1) Make a mask for a special occasion (wedding, Halloween, investiture, carnival, whatever takes your fancy) and embroider it in any way you choose. It must, of course, have 2/3 layers and be washable /ironable at 60 degrees. Please give your mask a title so that we know what the occasion is that it is designed for. You can be as ridiculous or as sensible as you like.

2) Actually finish a UFO and admit when it was started! Send photo and year started.
Please send photos by 28th August for the September display.

July Challenge

 ‘Dream On' - Any size, any medium.

June Challenge

Almost everyone will have a button box (or two) usually inherited and added to, and rarely used.

This month’s challenge is to sew something with your buttons.

Edinburgh Branch 'Circle of Friendship' 

Our Completed Circles of Friendship

If members would still like to join in with this project, follow the instructions below and get in touch with a member of the branch committee to find out how to send your images.


Cushions for breast cancer


Our current projects include making cushions for those who have had operations for breast cancer. As well as providing comfort in hospital they are particularly useful for going home and having to wear a seatbelt.

They can be made with or without a strap. Stuffing should be not too firm and can be polyester stuffing, (the contents of old pillows or cushions can be fluffed out and salvaged) wool, kapok or any suitable soft stuffing. Material for the cushions can be recycled from many items as long as it is smooth.

In the current Covid-19 restrictions we suggest you contact your local breast cancer centre for advice regarding delivery.

The pattern is below.  All contributions are very gratefully received.


Examples of Heart Cushions

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