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Links to Useful Sites, Embroidery Groups etc.

East Anglian Stitched Textiles (EAST)
Formed in 1995, it is a self-supporting framework for local artists, with a membership of fifteen artists, mentored by Anthea Godfrey, Principal Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, and presently Chairman of the Embroiderers' Guild. EAST and OTT have run their last 3 exhibitions at Braintree at the same time.
Eastern Regional Textile Forum (ERTF) -
A non-profiting making voluntary organisation providing a network where Textile Artists of all disciplines can create, exhibit, educate, improve their own practice and collaborate to promote their art-form.
Embroiderers' Guild
The national website for the UK's leading crafts association and educational charity, offering a comprehensive programme of contemporary exhibitions, workshops, City & Guilds courses, lectures and tours (UK & overseas), etc. with branches in all parts of the UK. It publishes 2 national magazines - 'Embroidery' and 'Stitch'.
The Chelmsford branch has left the Embroiderers Guild and is going from strength to strength as "Chelmsford in Stitches".
Chelmsford in Stitches
Chelmsford in Stitches is a new group for those interested in stitch and textiles.
It is a welcoming group who love to share its wide range of interests with others. New Members are always welcome so if you are interested give them a try and make some new like-minded friends.
We are currently affiliated to Embroiderer's Guild but work entirely independently.
PRISM Textile Group
"Our international exhibiting group working together to dispel the common preconceptions surrounding textiles, and embracing both the contemporary approach and the rich traditions of cloth and stitch. The group’s annual exhibition showcases the work of its members through selected curation to achieve this goal.
Karen Ives
Karen Karen Ives is a member of 02textiles and a Textile artist, tutor and designer. "I am an established textile artist with a studio in Braintree, Essex where I run work shops and one to one tutoring sessions, and I also supply a range of handcrafted goods for sale through retail outlets."
Karen's website - Frayed Around the Edges highlights her interests, activities, workshops and work.

Commercial Organisations

Art Van Go
Fine art and textile materials from its Van, the shop in Knebworth, and mail order. Also, a Gallery with contemporary textiles, fine art, etc.
Atlantis Art
Frames, canvases, stretchers, papers, paints, etc on-lineand from its warehouse in East London.
Craft Creations now Katy Sue Designs Ltd.
Greetings Card Blanks, Peel Off Stickers, Collage Sheets, 3D Decoupage Papers, Cardmaking Accessories, and a vast range of other craft papers, products and accessories available online or from the Showroom/Shop in Waltham Cross.
Crafty Computer Paper
'Crafty' computer products including specialist papers and fabrics for home computer printing, sprays, transfers, sewing etc.
Ramster Garden & Tea House -
Home of the popular exhibition of contemporary Embroidery and Textile Art by leading artists from all over the country. The 20 acres of woodland, lakes and hillsides are also open under the National Garden Scheme from April onwards (check for details and dates on the gardens website)