We are part of the national Embroiderers’ Guild, whose aim is to build awareness of stitch and textile art. From September 2016, Headquarters are based at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury (website: www.embroiderersguild.com). Terry Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer, Dr Penny Hill Chair of the Board of Trustees, with Presidents Jan Beany and Jean Littlejohn. As a member of the EG, you receive the magazine, “Contact”, three times a year.
The Guild is divided into Regions throughout the country, each of which contains a number of Branches. The West Midlands Region stretches from South Cheshire to Herefordshire and Worcester Branch is part of this. The Chairman of the Region is Trish James. Every year, a Regional Day is hosted by one of the branches and a Regional Newsletter is produced four times a year.
The “Three Counties Embroiderers’ Group” began in 1952 and welcomed members from Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. It was from this that the Worcester Branch came into being in 1984.
Nowadays, under the chairmanship of , the Worcester Embroiderers’ Guild brings together people from many different textile backgrounds. We are sure that you will find something of interest!