Societies and Guilds
The British Tapestry Group welcomes UK and international tapestry weavers as members. It aims to promote woven tapestry through exhibitions, networking and regional support groups.
The Society was established in 1966 with the aim of fostering an interest in every aspect of costume. historical and contemporary. in Scotland. The Society encourages research and study through lectures, publications, outings and exhibitions.
The Guild aims to build awareness of stitch and textile art. They educate, encourage, inspire, and promote the achievement of excellence. This is a continuing journey.
An online resource for hand embroiderers to network, show their work, add events and create their own groups.
The Guild is dedicated to UK domestic hand knitting, machine knitting and crochet. It has a collection of about 2000 textile items and runs exhibitions, courses and workshops.
An International multi-period society originally founded by the late Montse Stanley in 1993. Our members are engaged in studying the history of knitting, and in historical reconstruction
Situated in the North of England, the Society, a Registered Charity, was founded in 1977. It is interested in all aspects of costume and textiles but with a bias towards the historical.
The Society was founded in 1978 to encourage enthusiasm and interest in the rugs and textiles of the world. They have a journal, an e-newsletter and a programme of monthly lectures, visits and foreign trips.
The Surface Design Association is an international community engaged in the creative exploration of fibre and fabric. Their mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of the textile arts.
The Textile Society of America provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.