North East Region

Embroiderers' Guild

~ Sharing opportunities for creativity and discovery ~

What's on: Various exhibitions at local galleries - see below for more information...

Selection of the '100 Hearts' on display at the Old Low Lights Gallery.

Stitched by members of the North-East Region .

What's On around the Region:

Local Exhibitions | Craft Fairs | External Courses| Places of Interest

Here we try to include information about other exhibitions and courses that might be of interest to our members or those interested in textile related subjects. There are separate tables of information for Exhibitions, Craft Fairs & Shows, and Textile related courses. If you would like to have information about an event included in this list, please email your information to the Regional web editor at as soon as possible.

The Regional Committee reserves the right to select and edit information that appears on this website. The Region is not responsible for the content of external courses advertised here. We are not affiliated to any provider and do not receive any commission from them. Nor can we guarantee that any external link to other provider is virus free.

Members are expected to check beforehand if there is an admission charge and entry times before embarking on a visit to any of these listed events.

Local Exhibitions:

Dates of Event

Ongoing: exhibitions, workshops and events

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern. Pre-Booking recommended. Details on their Website and for further information.

Dovecote Studios, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT.
Until 24 February 2019

Two Artists: textiles & drawing by Helen Cowans and Emma Jolly. Please see Helen's website for further information.

Hawick Museum, Wilton Lodge Park, Hawick, TD9 7JL
7-27 February 2019 Travels in Stitch: Exhibition by Durham Branch Embroiderers' Guild Greenfield Art Gallery, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 7LF
25 March - 4 May 2019 For the Love of the North: Exhibition by Laura Edgar. See Laura's Facebook Page for more information.

Park View, Whitley Bay. NE26 2TG

Until 21 April 2019 Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers. Please see the Website and for further information. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.


Designer/Makers and Craft Fairs:

The following provides links to a directory of craft fairs and craft workers in the Northeast, and areas near our Region. Some of the links have individual listings that may be of interest to our members. These are external websites and the Region is not resposible for their content. We cannot guarantee the quality or range of goods and services available at any event listed. Please check for admission fees and opening times before embarking on a visit.

  Click the link to find information about Durham. Durham
  Click the link to find information about Northumberland. Northumberland
  Click the link to find information about Teesside. Teesside
  Click the link to find information about Tyne & Wear. Tyne & Wear
  Click the link to find information about Cumbria. Cumbria
  Click the link to find information about North Yorkshire. North Yorkshire
  Click the link to find information about Scottish Borders. Scottish Borders

Courses run by other art and craft professionals:

The information below has been provided by members who may have been on a course led by those named below. The Region provides this information in good faith, but is not responsible for individual content, or availbalitility of places at the time of enquiry.

Tutor / Subject /Title
Carol Nunan - Various printmaking courses throughout 2019. Check Carol's Website for further information. The Courtyard, Ochreland Workshops, Hexham, NE46 1SB

Museums and other places of interest:

Places of interest on the list below have been suggested by members. From time to time they have exhibitions that are of interest to us. If you would like to suggest a place that is of reasonable travelling distance from the Region please send details to the web master.

Bowes Museum: Barnard Castle, Co Durham. DL12 8NP
Baliffgate Museum: 14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick. NE66 1LX
The Witham: Horse Market, Barnard Castle. DL12 8LY
The Biscuit Factory: 16 Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE2 1AN
Old Lowlight Heritage Centre: Clifford's Fort, Fish Quay, North Shields. NE30 1JA.
Sunderland Museum & Wintergarden: Burdon Rd, Sunderland. SR1 1PP Arts & Culture events in Hexam