North Herts & Beds

We are a friendly group with mixed abilities and interests in a variety of embroidery, textile and stitched crafts.  We welcome new members of all ages, interests and skill levels.

What do we do?
Informal afternoons – usually held the first Saturday of the month (but please see the programme).  This is an opportunity to get together with other members, share your experiences, stitch, natter and have tea and biscuits. We review work done in Workshops and have occasional demonstrations.   If you are considering joining us, do come along to a couple of our Informal afternoons before deciding.

Books and magazines are available to borrow from our extensive library.

Informal afternoons are also an opportunity to book a place on one of our workshops.   details here of our programme of events.

Altered Art Tins with Paula Watkins

Kantha Workshop with Dorothy Tucker

A fascinating talk by Emily Jo Gibbs







Young Embroiderers
We have a very active group of Young Embroiderers (aged five to seven with a parent, up to age seventeen) who meet on Saturday mornings. Please see the attached programme for dates. On some of these dates the older girls (GCSE and above) are welcome to stay for the Informal afternoon.


Indo Dyeing and Colour work by Young Embroiderers


Social events

We hold 3 social events a year –  Spring and Summer Suppers and Christmas lunch.
At the spring and summer events we have a trade sales table with tempting things we just have to buy!   At all events we have an interesting speaker on textile and embroidery subjects.  Speakers always bring exciting examples of their own work.

Our Annual General Meeting is held in September, when we also have an interesting speaker.

Where do we meet?
All our informal meetings, workshops and social events are held at The Settlement, Nevells Road, Letchworth,  SG4 4UB.

1st Saturday in the month 2pm – 4pm, and
3rd Saturday (day workshop)

Annual Membership:   £15, plus subscription to national Embroiderers’ Guild £35
Informal afternoons:   £2 to cover tea and biscuits
Workshops:     £28 Members (£32 non-members)
Social events:   Usually £10 which includes a two course meal and drink.

Members: 45

If you would like to find out more, come along to one of our informal afternoons or contact one of us:

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch.

Chair:                                     Gill Davies
Treasurer:                             Rhian Burrows
Secretary:                              Gill Davies
Membership Secretary:       
Young Embroiderers Rep:   Barbara Deacon
Programme Secretary:
IT Rep:

All this information can be downloaded in PDF format: Branch entry on ER website