Sew & So with Kickstart

Following the success of our extra meetings for Kickstart we have introduced “Sew and So” as a meeting for stitching.

These are meetings of two hours, held on the d, and open to all members. Kickstart participants may continue to use these get-togethers to support each other and share ideas leading up to the exhibition next year.  For those not involved with Kickstart, we are working towards our Branch exhibition to showcase our talents!

“Sew and So” meetings are a chance to meet other members, stitch, enjoy mini-workshops, chat and socialise.  There will be a small charge of £3 per session


Kickstart is the Educational Programme run by the East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers' Guild.

It isn't a competition and is open to all members (and you don’t have to be a skilled embroiderer!) To take part you will need to purchase the Kickstart workbook and participate in at least one of the Development Days.

Kickstart: Geology and Fossils

Geology: a science that deals with the history of the earth and its life, especially as recorded in rocks.
Fossils: the remains, impressions or traces of ancient life that have been preserved by natural processes.

Our new theme for 2018-2019 is Geology and Fossils.  Please contact a member of the regional committee to purchase our booklet for £5.00.  Purchase of the booklet assists keeping the programme going - there is no obligation to attend a workshop, but you are only eligible to exhibit your work by participating in a workshop.  The booklet is also available to download at the bottom of this page -please send your £5.00 to Deborah Phillpott. The booklet gives you many ideas for starting points to explore to create an item for exhibition of for your own pleasure.

Kickstart Development Day Jan 2015

Kickstart Development Day at Bradmore on 23rd Jan 2015

For further details of how to purchase your booklet  and book workshops, please contact Deb Phillpott.

Download your copy of the booklet for free at Kickstart

Origami Boxes Oct 2010

Kickstart "Canals" 2008-09

If you would like more information about Sew and So, please contact Judith Burnett via our "contact us" page.
The meetings are  at St Paul's Church Hall Saturdays 11-1pm

Sew and So meeting dates 2020

8th Feb
4th April
13th June

Kickstart "Chocolate" 2010-11

Kickstart "Graffiti" 2009-10