Branch meetings start at 2pm at:
The Community Room, Gravesend Library, Windmill Street, Gravesend DA12 1BE
Nearest parking is in Parrock Street DA11 1ER, Parkmobile Code 4748.


Membership fee: £66.00 per annum – to be reviewed annually at the AGM in September.


Visitors fee: 3 visits at the door at a cost of £5.00 to regular meetings and thereafter £7.50 per every subsequent visit, unless the visitor becomes a member. Full membership of the North Kent Embroiderers’ Guild automatically includes membership of the 97 Group.




Programme for 2019

Date Title
19th January 2019 Sit and Stitch
16th February 2019 ‘What you don’t know about buttons’ with Alison Ellman-Brown
16th March 2019 ‘How Did I Get Here’‘ with Anne Hellyer (
20th April 2019 Sit and Stitch
18th May 2019 ‘Silk and Silk Painting’ with Elitta Fell (
14th – 16th June 2019 Summer School (Roffey Park) with Ruth Issett (Stitched Surfaces to Dye), Faye Maxwell (Masses of Stitches, Masses of Threads) and Sue Waldron (Crazy Patchwork) For further information contact South East Embroiderers’ Guild
15th June 2019 ‘Finding Inspiration’ with Anita Bell (
22nd June 2019 tbc National Day of Stitch – various venues close to you. For further information contact Embroiderers’ Guild
13th July 2019 Regional Day ‘Stitchfest’ Ardingly. For further information contact Embroiderers’ Guild
20th July 2019 ‘Fabulous Festival Costume & Embroidery South West China’ with Ruth Smith
21st September 2019 Branch AGM with ‘Show and Tell’ plus ‘A Trip Round the World‘ by Gail Lawther (
28th September 2019 SE Regional AGM. For further information contact Embroiderers’ Guild
10th – 13th October 2019 Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace
19th October 2019 ‘Hands on Have a Go at Silk Painting’ with Elitta Fell (
16th November 2019 Christmas Stitching including snacks
21st December 2019 Sit and Stitch


Day Schools 2019

Please note – Day school venues and times differ from monthly meetings. Please check individual details below. The cost is £30 non – refundable and payable when booking. It includes all-day tuition in a small group plus coffee, tea and biscuits. Most day schools will require you to bring some materials and equipment – some tutors will ask you to purchase a kit of materials from them to use on the day. It is not necessary to be a member of our branch to attend but priority will be given to branch members. Bookings are usually taken at branch meetings, but if you’re not a member and wish to book, please email                                                                  All images by kind permission of owner.


Date Title
6th April 2019 Dorset Buttons
Tutor – Kathleen Sage 
Venue: Southfleet Village Hall, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9NX
5th October 2019 Patchwork and Quilting – A Country Garland
Tutor – Alison Smart 
Venue: Southfleet Village Hall, Gravesend, Kent DA13 9NX


Kathleen Laurel Sage Dorset Buttons