Links

Member's Websites

Guilds 



The East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild has a new website with lots of information for the whole region and the 18 branches within the region.

Other Guilds, Groups & Societies

Nottingham Patchwork Group have an interesting programme, share many interests with us and are indeed having some of the same speakers and workshops - but on different topics. 


Bridgford Beaders Tel: 0115 9140927. Social group interested in beading and jewellery making. 
Help and advice available. Membership Information: Annual subs £36. 
Meetings Information: 2nd or 3rd Tuesday (monthly) 10am - 1pm. 
Meeting Address: Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7HX


Local Exhibiting Groups
(all have members in WBEG)

The Living Threads Group The Living Threads Group was formed in 1982 and has a membership of approximately seventy. Members meet regularly, hold workshops and summer schools for themselves and the general public. An exhibition of their work is held every two years  donations from which go towards supporting local charities.

Second Turning Textile Group are developing the website - keep checking back for updates.

The DOT Group "Designs On Textiles" is a small group who use the computer as a design tool for their textile work.

NOLITEX is a group of exhibiting artists based in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, working in textiles and mixed-media. Also on Facebook

Drawn2Stitch is a new exhibiting textile art group based in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.




Where to get WBEG member's discount:

Coles Sewing Centre (previously known as Husqvarna Studio) offers a huge range of sewing machines, servicing and accessories to meet all your sewing needs. There are also a large variety of other courses. 

10% off fabrics and haberdashery in store for WBEG members

For more information or to book onto a course call 0115 9881550/1 or

Email- Rose@colessewingcentre.co.uk 


Empress Mills The Empress Centre is a mecca for craft and sewing enthusiasts. Part of a working thread mill, the large and colourful, well-stocked shop, houses the wide variety of threads crafted on site as well as an abundance of accessories, craft supplies and gifts. 10% discount for WBEG members attending a show.

Pikes Haberdashery stall in the Victoria Centre Market Nottingham (behind the fish market) will give 10% on over £10 spend.

Other shops and suppliers

Duncan and Rebecca Adams have taken over the Singer Sewing and Knitting Shop in Beeston - 
133 High Road Beeston, Nottm,NG9 2LL
email info@sewingdirect.co.uk

NEW SHOP
Do you love sewing and crafting? Then visit us at our fabric, haberdashery, gift and craft shop. 
12A Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent
Nottingham, NG12 2FH
tel: 0115 9332494
email sales@love-fabric.co.uk
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9.30am - 3pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm

Think Fabrics - mail order fabrics
0115 944 0699

Scrapstore Art and Play materials, Creative Workshops, Children's Parties and more.
Play Works - Alfred Street North, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 1AE 
Telephone: 0115 958 9199 
Email - info@playworks.org.uk 


Stall 112 Victoria Centre Market, Nottingham NG1 3QN
(opposite Pikes Haberdashery)
Tel 07496 909366

Locally Produced for You A brand new shop in Central Avenue, West Bridgford where you can find locally produced gifts. Also classes and events.

Fabric Fabric (Facebook Page)
Come and see us at our new larger premises :-
Bath Street/opposite H3 Gym
2-20 Avenue E
Sneinton Market Square
Nottingham, NG1 1DN
It has all sorts of interesting fabrics - well worth a visit.
Opening hours - check on Google

63 Derby Road
Nottingham
NG1 5BA

Bojangle Bead Shop  Still on line but the Loughborough shop is closed.

Knitting4fun Knitting4fun is a specialist UK supplier of quality Pure Wools and  Natural Fibre Yarns for Knitting and Felting as well as fibres for spinning, hand felting and needle felting and are now a major distributor of the knitpro range of knitting needles and accessories.

Quorn Country Crafts This shop has a HUGE range of craft products, quilting fabric and accessories, fabulous buttons, embroidery threads and kits, knitting products, and workshops (mainly quilting workshops). Church Gate Loughborough.

Other sites of interest:

Jeanne Roberts Fine Art Textiles  Jeanne combines fine art and ancient felting techniques to create individual tapestries. She lives in West Bridgford and exhibits widely in the UK and France.

Diane Watanabe Demonstrations and tuition in kimono dressing, kumihimo, Japanese language and culture. email kumihimo@rocketmail.com tel 0115 9822926

Creative Greenhouse
The Creative Greenhouse is here to help and support artists and creative businesses based in Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire. As a Creative Greenhouse member you will be part of a community consisting of hundreds of other creative industry businesses. Joining is free, providing access to tuition, coffee networkings, etc.

Embroiderers Guild Cornwall Blog Embroidery and textile group in Cornwall UK. Monthly meetings, classes and workshops. Crafts, fibre art and textile art.

Nottinghamshire Libraries free on line magazines:
A wide range of e-magazines available to read through Nottinghamshire libraries on line. There are craft magazines on cardmaking, cross stitch, crochet, knitting, quilting and patchwork.