Exeter Creative Stitchers are a group of people who enjoy stitching; embracing embroidery and textiles of all types. We are keen to share our knowledge and encourage newcomers to have a go.

Monthly Meetings & Day Schools

(Workshops & Day Schools Requirements)

Non members welcome to come and visit and have a taster session at any of our monthly meetings.

All we ask is you pay for your tea & coffee!

Non members are welcome to come to Day School’s but a fee will be charged – please contact us if you are interested in the below Day School (Members £40 and Non-members £45)

Day School – 24 June 2023 – Handmade Embroidered Pears – Annie Moore

This is an opportunity to create your own fabric embroidered pears – you will learn the skills to make 3 different varieties of the British pear – Conference, Comice and Concorde.


  • Sewing machine (we have one machine available at the hall) (if you are not a proficient with a sewing machine others will help with this small part of the Day School)
  • Fabric – cotton, linen, lightweight chambrays that are a coordinated choice of colours and patterns (less than ¼ yard needed in total per pear)
  • Lightweight interfacing for backing the fabrics (I will bring a supply)
  • Matching sewing threads to fabric
  • Polyester stuffing (I will have some carded Jacobs sheep fleece for those who want to use their pear as a pincushion as it stops pins going rusty & Polyester fibre fill)
  • Small amount of leaf coloured and stalk coloured felts – greens and browns (I will have a supply)
  • Extra Large button (Optional) (I will bring a supply)
  • Fabric marker – either FriXion pen or washable fabric marker
  • Normal sewing bits e.g. pins/clips, scissors etc
  • Long doll making hand sewing needle (I will bring a supply)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional) (I will bring)
  • Variety of different embroidery threads to decorate – I will bring a supply of cotton stranded threads
  • Beads and other small embellishments to decorate e.g. lace, ribbon etc
  • Twig or pipe cleaner to make stalk (I will bring some pipe cleaners & twigs)

10 June 2023 – Silhouettes – Nicky Peterkin


  • Backing fabric A4 size (old sheet, pillowcase, felt)
  • Fabric scraps in colours for your background 
  • Black felt
  • Bondaweb (optional) (there will be some for sale at the workshop)
  • Ribbons for background
  • Embellishments e.g. beads, lace etc.
  • Normal sewing kit to include embroidery threads

13 May 2023 – Household Items Printing – Annie Moore

Everyone who came and took part really enjoyed themselves. See results in Members Gallery.

15 April 2023 – Silhouettes – Nicky Peterkin

Apologies for those who turned up but the hall had been double booked for a children’s birthday party. We will be doing this workshop instead on the 10 June 2023 instead.

11 March 2023 – Miniatures – Lynn Bennett 

Samples of Lynn’s work

Day School – 25 February 2023 – Louise Nichols – Lino Print Embellishing Workshop

Samples of Louise’s Lino Prints for Embellishing

For more information visit Louise’s website: https://louisenichols.com/

11 February 2023 – Stumpwork – Gill Cable & Janice Richmond

Examples of their own work – what talent!

14 January 2023 – Wooley Inchies – Janice Richmond

This gave us all inspiration – see Members Gallery for photos of members work at the end of the workshop

10th December 2022 Christmas Angels – Lynn Bennett

Specstacular – Karoline Kolek 12th November 2022.
Spec Cases / mini purses

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