The Hertfordshire Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild was formed in 1974.
What does the Hertfordshire Branch do?

• The branch has a varied annual programme including:
• Monthly meetings, Friday evening – 7.30 – 9.30pm and Saturday 10.30 – 4.00pm
• Talks on embroidery and related subjects
• Day classes
• Quarterly Newsletter
• Exhibitions and outings
Who can join?

Anyone interested in any aspect of
needlecrafts and textiles.

Do I need to be an expert?

NO – in fact, you do not even have to be able to stitch!

What happens at a typical meeting?

• Brief introduction with business matters arising
• A fascinating and informative talk on any aspect of embroidery or related craft. This may be illustrated with slides and examples of work. Talks last about an hour. Other meetings may take the form of a practical workshop.
• Opportunity to borrow library books and hire equipment
• Opportunity to book places for day classes
• Embroidery chat and refreshments
• Meeting with like-minded people
• Occasional opportunities to buy relevant books and materials
• Sales table

What happens at a day class?

Several day classes are held throughout the year. Classes are planned to cater
for all interests and abilities. They give members an opportunity to learn new
skills or develop existing ones. Numbers are limited to 16 for each class to enable the tutor to give individual attention. The classes are held in the same hall as the meetings. They take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Participants bring their own packed lunches.

What other activities are there?

Branch exhibitions
Regional exhibitions
Annual Regional Day
Competition for Nora Jones Trophy
Christmas lunch
Occasional outings
SOS (Stitch on Saturday) – twice a year
We also have an active Young Embroiderers’ group.

How much does it cost?

Branch Meetings                 £3
Speaker Meetings               £4
Back to Basics Meetings    £3
Classes                                  £25
Membership                        £36 p.a. (includes full membership of the Embroiderers’ Guild and the branch). Visitors welcome

Meeting Place:                    United Reformed Church Hall, Watford Road, Chiswell Green, St Albans, Herts., AL2 3HG

Current Members:             55

Chair:                                    Sue Baughan

Vice Chair:                            Caroline Walford

Secretary:                              Mel Featherstone

Membership Secretary:      Sue Calver

Treasurer:                             Moira Bunting

Young Embroiderers Reps  Janet Richards

IT Rep:                                  Moira Bunting

Programme                          Lena Young

For more information go to – www.hertsbranch.wordpress.com