Chiltern Embroidery and Textile Group

About Us

An easy way to find out more about us is to listen to one of our members, Deborah Saunders, talking enthusiastically about CETG when she was interviewed on Wycombe Sound radio back in January 2017.

Members of CETG embrace not only traditional hand and machine embroidery, but also more innovative and experimental techniques, mixed media, quilting, patchwork, beadwork, felting, natural dyeing, printing, and 3D work.

Current membership costs

£55 annual fee £25 annual fee + £3 per meeting £25 annual fee for students £ 5 per meeting for visitors

Joining CETG
If you would like to become a member, or have any questions, please get in touch with us using the Contact Us form.

Our Meetings
Our programme includes many highly regarded speakers - textiles artists, lecturers, authors, curators, and seasoned travellers with a passion for stitching. We hear about their lives and work, their current projects, the techniques and processes they use, and what inspires them. Often they bring artwork or books for us to see, touch and discuss after their talk.

Our Workshops
Throughout the year, several workshops are organised by a mixture of members and visiting specialists. These days are a great opportunity to learn new skills and enjoy creative time together.

Our Stitching Groups
We currently have two stitching groups. The aim is for small groups of members to meet regularly in each other's homes to share skills and ideas, and get to know each another while doing some stitching.

Our Outings
Group outings to the annual Knitting and Stitching Show, and other textile exhibitions are planned by CETG each year.

Our Library
At every meeting, volunteers set up our library of books and DVDs. This is a fantastic resource for all CETG members.