About Us

Welcome to the Blog for the City of York Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild

We are an enthusiastic group of stitchers who meet on the first Saturday of every month (except August) at The Folk Hall, New Earswick, York.  (Postcode YO32 4AQ).

Everyone is welcome from beginner to expert.

Our regular Saturday morning needle workshops run from 10.00 - 12.30 and are informal and friendly - just pop in. The morning is a chance to catch up socially. At the same time we run a Stitch Club for those wanting to learn or to stretch their skills.

The afternoon meeting takes place from 2.00 - 4.00(ish) with the doors open from about 1:30, and features guest speakers, national and local, from a variety of backgrounds - please refer to the programme page for more detail. We also have the library open, a sales table, the speaker's work is also usually on display and workshop/dayschool bookings take place.

You are welcome for the whole day or just the morning or afternoon. Lunches and snacks are available, if you wish, from the cafe at the Folk Hall.

We also have a 'Social Stitching' meet up on the evening of the second Monday of every month at the Trafalgar Bay pub in Nunnery Lane, York. Check out our Facebook page for more details.


Chair              Chris Small    csmall044@gmail.com

Secretary       Ingrid Bale      secretary.coy.eg@gmail.com

Treasurer       Lilian Muir      treasurer.coy.eg@gmail.com

Programme   Gina Smith      ginasmithtextiles@gmail.com
Secretary

Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Visitors
We ask visitors to pay £5 on the door for all or part of a day and would expect them to become members after two visits if they wish to continue to enjoy our meetings.

Members
Members pay £4 on the door for all or part of the day. Annual membership is currently £54.00 per year (2019-20 - no increase on last year). Membership of the branch includes membership of The Embroiderers' Guild. Members also have the opportunity to take part in Day Schools which are arranged throughout the year.