About Us

Merseyside Expressive Stitchers Group

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The new group has welcomed many of the former MEG members. From early 2020 to 2021 we have been able to share our friendships, interest in textile arts, and some excellent speakers, through Zoom via our computers. We have now resumed meetings in person, once again inspiring each other with our individual expertise, great variety of interests, and enthusiasm to learn.

We meet at All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Mossley Hill, Liverpool L18 6JJ

There is a varied programme of afternoon talks and day workshops across a broad spectrum of stitchery. Optional morning sessions before afternoon talks offers the opportunity to work on your stitching, share ideas or problems and chat over a cup of tea or coffee and your packed lunch.  The 2023 programme is available to view here.

Future plans include group visits to textile collections museums and exhibitions, and some social events.

As Merseyside Embroiderers Guild, we held regular exhibitions in venues such as Liverpool Cathedral, The Victoria Galleries and Sefton Park Palm House. In 2019 we contacted National Trust Speke Hall and offered to create an exhibition of embroideries representing Speke Hall and it’s history. We hope to resume the postponed exhibition in 2022 at Speke. Many beautiful pieces of work have already been created.

We welcome new members from all walks of life with an interest in any type of stitchery or a desire to learn all about what we do. Whatever your textile and stitchcraft interests are, or levels of ability, the varied programme and opportunities offer something for everyone.

Please get in touch using the form below. We hope to see you soon!

Membership Form


17 Responses to About Us

  1. Vikki Hare says:

    Hi, I’m wondering if you can help me. I’m a Master’s Student at the University of Birmingham, and I’m currently writing my Dissertation on the subject of different methods of preserving and sharing knowledge about textile crafts. Unfortunately I am working next weekend from 11am so I cannot attend the full session, but is there any chance I could come for the first half an hour of your next meeting on Saturday 16th March and/or possibly speak to someone about how your Guild organises events and shares knowledge about textile crafts?

  2. Julie Jameson says:

    I have just come across your site and am interested in joining. I am very interested in fashion through the ages and enjoy making historical doll costumes. I like to sew by hand. I am not skilled in embroidery but would like to learn.
    I would like to attend workshops and upcoming talks. Thanks so much for any information you can send me.

    Very best wishes,

  3. Kathleen Fitzpatrick says:

    Hi there, do you do any embroidery workshops for beginners?

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Kathleen,
      Thank you for getting in touch.All of our workshops are designed to appeal to beginners and the more experienced alike. All participants are taken step by step through each design and technique on the day. Also, in the morning before an afternoon talk, we have a Slow Stitch morning where we learn one embroidery stitch in the company of others along with plenty of conversation and light refreshments. Have a look at our website and see what is available on the Programme Page, then come along and try it out. You may enjoy it!
      Best wishes,

    • Abbie says:

      using you as inspiration for my A level textiles <3

  4. Jackie Shipley says:

    Hello. I am enquiring how often the group meets?

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Jackie,
      Merseyside Expressive Stitchers’ Group meets approximately every 4 weeks. Best to keep an eye on our website for up to date details. Hope to see you at one of our meetings some day soon,
      Best wishes,

  5. Susan Farley says:

    We are looking for someone who can repair and restore an altar frontal. Our beautiful red and gold frontal has not been used for many years as the condition has deteriorated so much. Our church is St John the Evangelist Knotty Ash, Liverpool. I wonder if this is something your guild could take on board?

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Susan,
      We have sent you an email,
      Best wishes,

      • Sue Farley says:

        Thank you Hilary – David Peglar has now been in touch and has arranged a meeting next week
        Best wishes

      • Mary cain says:

        Hi Hillary,
        I came across your site and am interested in learning embroidery for beginners. Although I do have minimal experience.

        • Hilary says:

          Hello Mary,
          it is lovely to hear from you. Why not come along to our next meeting, where you will be made very welcome. It will be held from 10am-1pm on Saturday 17th February in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ. Have a look at our website for further information, and hope to see you there,
          Best wishes, Hilary

  6. Gail davies says:

    Hello. I am a novice sewer but enjoy embroidery and red work

    I am interested in workshops and meetings if you could send me some details

    With best wishes
    Gail davies

  7. Jennifer Buckland says:

    I am just revisiting embroidery after over 50 years. I am not very confident but I am interested in your group. When do you meet? Once a fortnight, month? Even though I don’t have many skills it would be an opportunity for me to meet other interested people. I have recently moved here, from Skipton, to be near family. I would be grateful for more details.

    • Hilary says:

      Hello Jennifer,
      Thank you for getting in touch with Merseyside Expressive Stitchers’ Group. I have sent you an email to give you some more information about the group,
      Best wishes, Hilary

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