Welcome to the Windsor & Maidenhead Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild 

 We have an exciting programme of Events and Speakers in 2020

March 10th 2020 Esther Fitzgerald from Rare Textiles will be our speaker.

If you have any rare textiles you would like identified please bring them along.

The first visit is free for non- Guild members then visitors pay £6.











Our next stitching class is on 10 March 2020- before our monthly meeting.




Our Speaker at our meeting on the 9th July is Terry Donaldson.

Terry is a Quilt artist and teacher. She works with the textile group The Stitch Witches which have been featured in publications including The Quilter, Patchwork and Quilting and Popular Patchwork. In June 2013 Terry launched with Hazel Ryder InStitches Creative Textile Courses. Terry will also be running a pop up shop selling hand-dyed fabric and threads and cards of her work. 


Saturday 18th May


A great opportunity to try out your Eco Printing skills with Caroline Bell. 

Caroline was our speaker last year and our members were so impressed with her work we have invited her back to lead our Day School. There are one or two places left at a cost of £28. Location is a beautiful hall in Hurley Village. 

Please contact membership@wmeg.co.uk  for more details.







Our next meeting is on Tuesday 14th May 


 We have another inspirational speaker in Amanda Clayton.

Amanda has always maintained a joy of cloth and stitch, her work incorporates handstitch, layering and translucency.

Our hand stitch workshop starts at 6:15- 7:15 for both beginners and improvers. For more information on our activties please contact membership@wmeg.co.uk



We held an inspirational workshop on Saturday 23rd March.

Experiments in Felt - Creating Texture for Stitch, led by our Tutor Lesley Bossine. 

Here is some of the beautiful experiments made by our members and guests.

A big thank you to the organiser Clem.


If you would like to join one of our great value workshops. Watch out for details of our next event on 18th May  " Eco Printing " with Caroline Bell.



Our guest speaker at our March Meeting is Anne Griffiths -Stories in Stitch.

Anne specialises in working with transparent materials, embellished with machine stitch and paint, sometimes combined with heavier materials, such as acrylic or metal to create durable pieces. Starting points are often a word or quotation that demands visual representation. Many of her pieces have been inspired by text. 




February brings our challenge for 2019.  Led by Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn who will be presenting how we might use last months inspirational talk by  Este Macleod.  A professional artist and designer, Este has developed a programme called "Creative Leap" where writing and the letters of the Roman alphabet are used as a source of inspiration.  Come and find your creative side. Demonstrations on embellishing machine,  transfer dyes, sitching a motif.

Your will need to bring large needle, piece of fabric, frame & threads, pencil, paint brush.


Tuesday 12th February  6:15 - 7:15 Stitching Class. 7:30  Challenge activity evening.

The Windsor & Maidenhead Branch celebrated their 40th Anniversary on Tuesday 11th September. 45 Members and guests joined in the “Fabulous & Forty” evening in stylish red outfits.

Lots of stitching, talking and sharing of knowledge took place with celebratory cake and refreshments.


See the gallery for lots more pictures 


Our Regional Day was a resounding success, despite the Marlow traffic problems all arrived on time. Speakers  Suzy Wright & Kate Wells were truly inspirational. The traders provided many beautiful things to buy. The venue was light and airy and the lunch tasty what more could we ask for? 


The competition for "Fabulous"  drew many beautiful entries - to see all of the photos please choose "Regional Day " from the Gallery.

June 12th

Caroline Bell -   Eco Printing 


Caroline is a Textile Artist whose work focuces on sustainability, often using locally sourced, second hand and upcycled fabrics. She is inspired by the natural world and where possible uses natural dyes, mordants and mark making materials.  

Caroline studied Stitched Textiles at Eastleigh College and is a licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.


Your first visit FREE (quote wmeg)

Meeting at 7:30 Soltau  Centre , St James the Less, Henley Road  Stubbings SL6 6QW


About us 

We are a branch of the Embroiderers' Guild and as such are committed to education about all aspects of the history and practise of embroidery and textile arts.


Are you interested in embroidery or any aspect of textiles? Just want to find out more about what we do?  Why not join us at one of our friendly evening meetings, usually held on the second Tuesday of the month (except August) at 7:30pm



The Soltau Centre,

(Behind the Church of St. James-the-Less),

Henley Road,



Berkshire SL6 6QW


You don't need special skills or even to be an active stitcher. With us you will find plenty of inspiration and people to teach you.


We normally have a speaker who brings a presentation and examples of their work or pieces from their collection. Alternatively we organise a mini-workshop evening for those attending to try new materials and techniques and these are sometimes combined with social evenings.  See our programme page for more details of what is planned for your intended visit. 


In addition, membership brings the opportunity to join our other activities such as Saturday Schools, Visits, Design Days, Exhibitions and Group Projects.



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