About Us

Welcome to the blog page for York Embroiderers and Stitchers. We are a friendly group of stitch and textile enthusiasts of all levels of ability and experience. We welcome new members and visitors at our monthly meetings. 

Generally the morning is reserved for sewing - members can take part in organised Stitch Club sessions, or bring their own sewing along and chat with friends while sewing. In the afternoon we often have outside speakers, or talks and demonstrations from some of our own members. There is a £2 charge on the door. 

Meetings are held from 10.30am to 3.30pm in Haxby Memorial Hall near York on the first Saturday in the month unless the hall is unavailable, in which case it will be the second Saturday. There will be a break for lunch between 12.30 until 1.15, however this pattern might alter according to the programme for that day. The afternoon session usually starts at 1.30. 

Social Stitchers
We also have a Zoom Meeting once a month, at 7:30pm usually on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information contact Nicky at  yorkembroiderersandstitchers@gmail.com

Stitch Club: We endeavour to run two different stitch club workshops/courses at every meeting. They are tutored by members of YES and each project takes from two to six sessions. Current stitch club projects are Wessex Stitchery and stump-work pinwheels and needle cases. Over the coming months we are planning stitch club sessions on wet felting, crewelwork and Gelli printing.  Members can sign up for Stitch Club courses in advance. Members not taking part can work on their own stitching.


Sales Table: There is a monthly sales table of stitching materials, books and magazines donated by members. A contribution is requested unless a particular item is priced individually. 


Refreshments: Tea/coffee and biscuits are provided before the meeting ends at 3:30pm. Members are asked to sign up to a rota to help with this. Members can bring a packed lunch or use the cafes in Haxby. Takeaway drinks and food are available from a number of places close to the hall. Lunch can be taken in the garden when the weather is good, but as outdoor seating is limited, we recommend that you bring a suitable chair. 


Triennial Exhibition: We recently held a successful exhibition of members' work at the Tithe Barn in Nether Poppleton. The theme was Hedgerows although work unrelated to the theme was also be exhibited. Look for the blog post with lots of lovely pictures. Our next exhibition will be in 2025! 

Facebook and Instagram

We have a private Facebook Group for members of YES only, and a public Facebook Page here

And on Instagram we are @yorkembroiderersandstitchers

For more information, email yorkembroiderersandstitchers@gmail.com

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