Exeter & District Embroiderers' Guild is a branch of the educational charity Embroiderers' Guild, whose remit is to build awareness of stitch and textile art, and to encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence.

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National Stitch Day

Details about National Celebration of Stitch day are now on the Embroiderers’ Guild website. You can find the information at https://embroiderersguild.com/index.php?page_no=969&page_menu=national-celebration-of-stitch-2019, and you should look at the source for any updates. However, this is what the website currently says.

“The National Day of Stitch has this year been moved to the Saturday 22nd June 2019. This was decided by the Council of Regional Chairs following comments that August was a difficult month to get anything organised. We hope this will allow more branches to participate.

The theme this year will follow the lead of the Guild’s big project, HOME. But with a slight twist. Use the letters of the word or the word itself to create inspiring patterns to allow the public to have a go. Create hoop arts or banners the public and your members can stitch on using the word or letters of the word as your pattern. Use felt to create giant letters to decorate. Cut out the letters from foam board or even potatoes to print and then stitch. The ideas are endless.

In order to make this a National Day, we need as many branches as possible to participate on June 22nd. If most of our branches take part, the Embroiderers’ Guild can then advertise the day as a truly National one. I have taken part in the National Celebration of Stitch since its inception and have always had an enjoyable day.

If you are an individual member (i.e. a member of the Guild who is not a member of a branch) then you may like to contact the branch closest to you or do something with some friends. If you would like to do something with other individual members, but you are not aware of them, I am happy to put you in touch. I don’t know where members live, but I can always send an e-mail from the Region to all individual members stating that person x would like to do something in a particular area and would anybody else like to join in.

I do hope that you are able to join in.

Julie Stenning

Chair – Embroiderers’ Guild – South West Region