Exhibitions & Events

7-25 May, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Courtyard Arts Gallery, Port Vale, Hertford, SG14 3AA - Six Weavers

9-12 May, Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts - Living Crafts

26 May-9 June, Hoxton Arches, 402 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD - Fragility exhibition by Prism

29 May-22 June, Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Courtyard Arts Gallery, Port Vale, Hertford, SG14 3AA - exhibition by NINE Textile Group

Until 2 June at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London - Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution/Terence Conran - Mary Quant (£9.90)

7 June - 8 September at the British Library, London - Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion (£7.00)

Until 1 August at the Royal School of Needlework, Hampton Court - The Embroidered Home (£16, booking essential)

Extended to 1 September at the V& A, London - Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams £20-£24 (Sold out, but V&A members can still access the exhibition)

Until 1 September at Chertsey Museum, Dressed for Best: Clothing for formal and Royal occasions 1700-1900 (check link for opening times)

Until 16 February, 2020 at the V&A, London - Mary Quant (£12)

Advance Notice

20-21 July 2019, 10am-4pm at Suffolk One College, Ipswich, IP8 3SU - Creative Stitch Graduate Show (£3.00, under-18s free, for more information contact maryelmcintosh@gmail.com)

20-21 August 2019 at Forty Hall, Enfield - Still Life in Miniature, Embroiderer's Guild Stitch (Day helpers required)



15 May, 1:00-1:45pm at the V&A, London - Christian Dior and the Avant Garde (free)

16 May, 6-8pm at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London - A Tale of Two Streets: King's Road and Carnaby Street (£15.00)

23 May, 6-8pm at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London - Vogue Essentials: Lingeries and Heels (£15.00)


Classes and Workshops

Marvellous May classes, last minute spaces at various RSN venues

6 July, 'Little Books' workshop with Terina at the E&DEG Branch (£30 EG members, £35 non-members)

23-25 July, The Midas Touch with Nicola Jarvis, North Herts Branch Summer School

30 August-1 September, Belsey Bridge Conference Centre, Ditchingham, nr Bungay, NR35 2DZ, Eastern Region Summer School with Libby Smith and Lindsay Taylor


Books: recent and upcoming publications


Harumi Kageyama, Weaving With Little Looms (pbk, 128pp, Search Press, February 1, £12.99)

Emma Broughton, Embroidered Boxes (pbk, 192pp, The Crowford Press, 5 April, £22.00)

Christen Brown, Beaded Embroidery Stitching (pbk, 160pp, Search Press, 30 April, £21.02)

Jacqui Pearce, Fifty Shades of Stitching (pbk, 144pp, Crafterati Press, 1 May, £16.99)



Check out Embroiderers' Guild website for national events

Listen to Stitchery Stories podcast  - Kathleen Laurel-Sage: Shaping machine embroidery with heat and Emma Broughton: Embroidered boxes

Explore DMC's tutorials and videos here



DMC Magic Paper - £4.15 for 2 x A5 sheets, looks interesting but a bit pricey?


Books & Publications

Embroidered Treasures - Birds: Exquisite Needlework of the Embroiderers' Guild Collection
Annette Collinge 
Hardback 128 pp. publication date 4 Sept 2018
Amazon (£20.00)

Textile Landscape: Painting with Cloth in Mixed Media
Cas Holmes
Hardback 128 pp. publication date 6 Sept 2018
Amazon (£16.00)