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Hello and welcome to the East Surrey Textile Group
We are a group of friendly and enthusiastic stitchers (from beginners to very experienced) with a great programme of speakers and workshops for all things textile related.  These talks cover all types of embroidery - traditional, modern and experimental, felt-making, patchwork and quilting, historical textiles, work from around the world and many other fascinating topics.  For details of our programme of speakers and workshops, please see the 2024 Meetings and 2024 Workshops pages.  


We meet on the second Tuesday of every month (except August)
and currently meet at:

Holy Trinity Church Hall                                           
Carlton Road


(the hall is just behind the Church, accessible from the car park)


However, Holy Trinity Church Hall will be closing shortly for major
refurbishment work and from 9 July 2024, our meetings will take
place at:


Reigate Park Church - Park Room                      

Park Lane East
RH2 8BD.



Our annual membership fee includes all meeting charges and visitors are welcome to come along for a fee of £5.00 per meeting.  Please contact our Membership Secretary for more information 

We have an exhibition of our work from 2 to 6 May 2024 at St Lawrence Ancient Church, Church Hill, Church Road, Caterham on the Hill, Surrey, CR3 6SA.  Please see our Events page for more details and exhibition flyer.  Members of our group will be present throughout, so do please come along to see our work and have a chat.

We also have a thriving East Surrey Young Quilters and Embroidery Group for children aged eight to sixteen who meet approximately six times a year on a Saturday for a range of exciting day schools.  We also take the opportunity to hold various 'pop-up' events for young people.  For more information, please email Alison Palmer

and also please see their dedicated page and gallery on this website for more details of
their upcoming workshops, meeting venue and for examples of their amazing work.

Stitch-Ins - each week some members take the opportunity to meet together and stitch and chat, usually on a Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm (except in the week we have our monthly meeting).  Members use these sessions to work on their own projects and sometimes create group projects, which can be seen at our exhibitions.  Details available in our monthly members' newsletter and via 

Other membership benefits:

  • Members receive a monthly newsletter with details of meetings, events, reviews and group news. 

  • Member exhibitions - a chance to exhibit (and sell) your work and view the work of fellow members (details of our next exhibition in early May can be found here and work from earlier exhibitions can be seen on our gallery page.

  • The chance to meet, talk, be inspired and to inspire other textile enthusiasts.

Thank you - please can I thank all of our members for letting me use images of their work (some greatly magnified) across this website.  I would love to give all of you credit for your work and please can you advise me (Caroline Thaxter) or a committee member which work is yours and I will then be more than happy to note this on the appropriate image.

Please see some of our members' work in the mini slide show below:

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