In House Workshops

In House Workshop January 2024

We had four projects led by our committee members, Carol, Linda, Diane and Dora. It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day, learning how to use a bead loom, make a patchwork mug rug, knit or crochet a lavender doll. Helen also displayed her recent blanket for Christian Hope.

Festive Meeting December 2022

A huge thank you to Sharon and Jill for demonstrating how to make two beautiful Christmas tree decorations and for providing us with all the kits. A most enjoyable afternoon.  You can also see some amazing dementia muffs and mats that members have made to be donated to Queens hospital.


Christmas Tree Decorations

Decorating our tree for the church brought back delightful memories as we dug out those decorations that we have made over the years. A few new ones too! Thank you everyone.


In House Workshop January 2021

Thank you to Diane, Annie and Linsey for leading our in-house workshop. We had a wonderful time creating geometric patchwork, coiled pots and tatting. We are very fortunate to have so many talented members in our group.

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In House Workshop January 2021

Dallas: Embellished Books and Carol: Dorset Buttons

Thank you both for a very enjoyable day.

In House 5 in 1 Workshop January 2020

Create Mandalas with Linda, stitch Blackwork with Diane, Go on Paper with Dallas, free machine embroidery with Dora and/or work on next Excel project.


Beaded Baubles.  December 2019

Thank you to Jane and Carol for leading this very enjoyable seasonal meeting.

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In house workshop Felting by Karin and Lorraine

January 2019
Karin and Lorraine demonstrated how to wet felt, first a flat piece, then a felt vessel, using merino wool.
The fibres are soaked with warm water and soap, sandwiched between bubble wrap, then agitated to mesh the fibres together. The blends of colours in the finished work were glorious.
Some members tried their hand at needle felting, using a multi barbed needle.
They managed to produce 3 dimensional animals (formed around polystyrene) and flat shapes (made in cookie cutters) that could easily be made into brooches.
Dallas demonstrated the use of an embellishing machine, incorporating wool, sari waste and other fibres to show us to make beautiful landscapes and patterned textiles.
Click here to see a video of machine felting.

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In house Christmas Lantern project presented by Dallas.

December 2018

Thank you to all our members who made these beautiful hearts and poppies that were on display in the window of the Veterans Of War Charity Shop in the Quadrant Arcade, Romford.

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Romford Embroiderers bid a sad farewell to one of our founder members


Patricia Hamlin

Pat died on Friday 2nd. February after battling a long illness. She was interested in craft and stitch and she took her City and Guild in Creative Embroidery at the same time as me at the London College of Fashion. She subsequently joined an exhibiting group called ‘Breakaway 92’. Pat became a Life Member of the Embroiderers’ Guild but as our nearest branch was in Chelmsford she and I founded the Romford and West Essex Branch of the Guild, Pat becoming the Secretary and the Programme Secretary. Pat continued arranging the programme for many years enjoying all the new developments in embroidery and booking the most exciting speakers and tutors she could find for our meetings. When Pat could no longer attend our meetings the Committee made her a Life Member of the Branch in recognition of her long and valued service. We were very happy that she was able to attend our 25th. Anniversary meeting in July 2017. Pat was a real character and will be sadly missed.


In house workshop Jan2018

Thank you to Dallas, Linsey and Debra for leading us through this exciting workshop.

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And a video of the nearly completed work

December 2017

Gill organised a selection of kits for us today. We thoroughly enjoyed making Christmas tree decorations and eating cake!  The sections for the northern part of our map were also handed in to Linsey for her to piece together.


November 2017

October 2017

Stitch Your Family Tree with Julia McAusland

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Thank you presentations made by Gill to Linsey and Dallas (Show at ExCel)  and Joy and Helen (Residential Weekend) for all their hard work behind the scenes to make both of these events very successful.


Linsey got us organised into making a map of the Embroiderer’s Guild branches for the upcoming Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts Show at Excel. Some members were given sections of southern England to sew and Linsey has quilted the whole project together. Other members have designed buttons to locate the branches and they are about to be sewn on. More photos later. Linsey tells us that the north of England is next!

In House Workshop January 2017