An easy way to find out more about us is to listen to our members talking enthusiastically about CETG on Wycombe Sound Radio - Michaela Matza in August 2019, and Deborah Sanders in January 2017.
Members of CETG embrace not only traditional hand and machine embroidery, but also more innovative and experimental techniques; mixed media, quilting, patchwork, beadwork, felting, natural dyeing, printing, and 3D work.
Our annual fee is £60. The student fee is £25. If you wish to come along to a meeting at Tylers Green Village Hall as a non-member, the cost is £8. If you are only able to join our online talks, there is a Zoom-only membership of £30 for 5 online talks. If you wish to attend a single online talk, the cost is £7 - get in touch via Contact Us and we'll send details of how to pay. The link will be forwarded a few days before the talk.
Our programme includes many highly regarded speakers - textile artists, lecturers, authors, curators, and seasoned travellers with a passion for stitching. We hear about their lives and work, their current projects, the techniques and processes they use, and what inspires them. At our in-person meetings, they often bring artwork or books for us to see, touch and discuss after their talk. During the winter months, our talks go online, which brings us a wider variety of speakers.
Throughout the year, several workshops are organised by a mixture of members and visiting specialists. These days are a great opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy creative time together. We held two workshops during 2023.
Our Stitching Groups
We currently have three active stitching groups. The aim is for small groups of members to meet regularly to share skills and ideas, and get to know each another while stitching.
During 2023 we held outings to the Handmade Oxford event at Waterperry Gardens in June, and a coach trip to the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace, London in October.
At every in-person meeting, volunteers set up our library of books and DVDs. This is a fantastic resource for all CETG members.