Guilds around the World

Here are but a few sites from the various parts of the world.

Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC) Guild Chapters

List of all EAC Chapters by Province

Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts - Kingston, ON

Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild - Montreal, QC

Toronto Guild of Stitchery - Toronto, ON

Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) Chapters

Embroiderer's Guild of Amerca

The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., (EGA) is a national non-profit educational organization offering study and preservation of the heritage and art of embroidery.

Embroiderer's Guild of America - CyberStitchers

CyberStitchers is the only online chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. We were chartered in March of 2000, so we are a very new chapter. We currently have over 200 members.  We are a full-fledged EGA chapter, and members are entitled to all benefits of EGA and chapter membership.

Embroiderers Guild of America - Philadelphia Chapter

The Philadelphia Area Chapter of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) is the oldest in the country. It was originally established in 1957 as the American Branch of the Embroiderers' Guild of London. A year later the EGA was formally established, and the Philadelphia area stitchers formed its first chapter in 1964. Devon, PA - 1 hr from Philadelphia.

Indian River Chapter, EGA

We are a very active chapter of approximately 65 members who meet regularly throughout Brevard County, Florida. If you live in our area, are just here for the season, or are on vacation, we would love to have you join us! Melbourne, FL - 38 minutes from Cocoa Beach.

Vintage Stitchers Chapter of the EGA

Chapter activities include monthly meetings with hands-on programs or lectures, coordination of Group Correspondence Courses, sponsorship of visiting teachers for workshops, community outreach, special social events, exhibits, and informal stitch-ins. Stitchers of all levels are welcome. Pleasanton, Ca - 42 minutes from San Fransico

The National Needlework Association (TNNA)

Whether you're a beginner or an expert in needlearts, TNNA, an international trade association for the needlearts industry, has created this web site to help you:
• find your favorite supplies and materials at local retail shops;
• find out what's happening in the world of needlearts;
• learn more about the needlearts;
• acquire a better understanding of the needlearts industry.
Zanesville, Ohio

American Needlepoint Guild

American Needlepoint Guild

The American Needlepoint Guild, Inc. is an educational, non-profit organization whose purpose is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint. ANG defines needlepoint as any counted or free stitchery worked by hand with a threaded needle on a readily countable ground.

Sampler Guilds

Lake Michigan Sampler Guild, Glen Ellyn, IL

The Lake Michigan Sampler Guild is a non-profit organization of enthusiastic needlework lovers. If you like antique needlework, want to learn more about samplers or love to stitch, then join the Lake Michigan Sampler Guild! We invite you to be a guest at our next meeting. Come and meet others who share your love of stitching and samplers.

Northwest Sampler Guild, Kirkland, WA

The Northwest Sampler Guild was organized for educational purposes, to encourage all individuals to pursue historical and contemporary knowledge of samplers, and to raise and maintain standards of technique and design.

Queen City Sampler Guild, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Queen City Sampler Guild is a nonprofit educational organization whose purpose is to promote the art of sampler making, both historic and contemporary, the study of sampler history, and the preservation of antique samplers.

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) Needlework Guilds

Society for Creative Anachronism

The Guilded Pearl

"The purpose of THE GILDED PEARL is the aligned study of the Renaissance Period (c.1450-1650) throughout the Known World for the enrichment of its members and for the benefit of the Society for Creative Anachronism"

Keepers of Athena Thimble

The Keepers of Athena's Thimble is the Embroiderers' Guild of the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The guild provides an active forum for those involved in researching and creating embroidery as done in the pre-seventeenth century world.

The Virtual Guildhall of the Atlantian Embroiderers’ Guild

The Atlantian Embroiderers' Guild helps to increase interest in needlework and promote education in period embroidery in the Kingdom of Atlantia. We work together on group projects, design patterns, and hold classes and workshops throughout the region.

West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild

To promote the art and enjoyment of historical needlework;
To further our knowledge and develop our skills in different needlework styles;
and to have fun doing it! and enjoyment of historical needlework;

The Worshipful Company of Broderers

is a craft guild that exists within the Kingdom of Lochac in the Society for Creative Anachronism. The aim of the Company is to advance the study and practice of pre-1600AD European needlework in Lochac and in the Known World.

International Guilds

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild (BDEIG)

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild (BDEIG) was founded nearly 20 years ago by a group of stitching friends who loved Brazilian embroidery and wanted to share it with others. We now have around 400 members from across the United States, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Hong Kong, and maybe one or two other countries. We are indeed an international guild and that’s what helps make our guild so interesting.

United Kingdom

Royal School of Needlework 

Established in 1872 by Princess Christian, one of Queen Victoria's daughters, the Royal School's aim remains the same today as in previous centuries; to teach the art of hand embroidery.The Royal School moved from Princes Gate in Kensington to Hampton Court Palace in 1987 and now enjoys the fine views over-looking the Palace gardens.

Embroiderers Guild

The Guild has a long history. It was founded in 1906, when sixteen ex-students of the Royal School of Needlework got together to found a society to ‘deal entirely with Embroidery, and with the first object of keeping up a high standard of work and design.’
As the UK's leading crafts association and educational charity, the Guild offers a comprehensive programme of contemporary exhibitions, workshops, City & Guilds courses, lectures and tours (UK & overseas) and much more!

The Sampler Guild, Maidenhead Berkshire

New Zealand

Association of New Zealand Embroiderers Guild

The Association is the National Body representing over 3,000 members in more than 60 Guilds throughout New Zealand . These guilds are represented by an Executive composed of a President, Secretary, Treasurer, Education Co-ordinator, Tours Co-ordinator, Threads Editor, Resources Custodian and seven Regional Representatives. We exchange information with other Guilds around the world and take part in international embroidery events.

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