Founded in 1977 the South & East Essex Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild serves the community along and inland from the Thames Estuary. We welcome anyone with an interest in Embroidery, but we don’t even insist that you stitch! Saturday meetings offer a variety of entertainment, from guest speakers to practical afternoons. We aim to cover the wide range of interests which inform Textile Art and Embroidery – from the historical and cultural, to the contemporary. Our Wednesday meetings are very popular, a chance to bring along your own work to stitch and share with others, in a very relaxed friendly atmosphere.
MEETING TIMES and VENUES
Balmoral Centre, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7AU.
The venue is not far from the A13 London Road and bus routes, and has its own car park to the front of the building.
Saturday meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, Upstairs in the Main Hall – a lift is available, please enquire for details.
1.45pm – 4.30pm
A mixture of guest speakers, Members’ workshops and social afternoons
Wednesday meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month (except December)
10.30am – 12.30pm in the Boardroom – ground floor at back of building.
Bring along your own stitching to share and chat with others
The annual 2017/18 Membership fee is £64.00 – there are no other expenses to pay, and this fee entitles attendance at 12 Saturday meetings and 11 Wednesday meetings.
Visitor fees are £5 per Saturday and £3 per Wednesday.
We have a limit of three visitor meetings before we respectfully ask that you take up Membership.
Chair: Marion Wood
Treasurer: Debra Oakley
Secretary: Juliet Bryson
Young Embroiderers Rep:
IT Rep: Beverley Folkard