Local Exhibiting Groups

(all have members in Gathering Threads)

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.

Nolitex is a group of exhibiting artists based in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, working in textiles and mixed-media. On Facebook and Instagram

Second Turning Textile Group have a Facebook Page

Shops and Suppliers

Coles Sewing Centre 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. For more information or to book onto a course call 0115 9881550/1 or Email-

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.

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

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

The Craft Studio Fabrics, haberdashery and all types of Sewing classes. 60 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD 0115 958 0102

Love Fabric 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

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).

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.

The Quilters Guild lists many local groups

Bridgford Beaders Tel: 0115 9140927. Social group interested in beading and jewellery making. Help and advice available.

The East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers’ Group was East Midlands Region of the Embroiderers' Guild

The Embroiderer's Guild

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.