margarets hare

interpreting sound in fabric & stitch with Debbie Lyddon

interpreting sound in fabric & stitch

with Debbie Lyddon


  debbie lyddon workshop





Young Embroiderers, Nov 2019




karen's sunflower

 Stitch Saturday Nov 2019 Klimt Christmas card





our meetings are back !!




Friday Evening Meetings

Friday Evening Meetings meet at :

St Mark’s C of E Church Hall, Church Hill Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 4UG

Surbiton Station is at the bottom of St Marks Hill.The following buses stop near to the Church Hall:

K1. K2, K4, 281, 418, 406

contact KSmembershipsecretary@gmail.com for further information.


2021/2022 Talks:


Friday, 24th September 2021, Joan Matthews,   (Chair of Kingston Stitchers)

A World of Embroidery

Joan will to take you on a journey, from Durham to Japan, telling you a little about each piece of textile and also something about herself.

From the mid ‘70’s she and her husband had been involved with an International Folk Dance Group. So her love of textiles and stitch and seeing many European traditional costumes encouraged the collecting bug.

Friday, 26th February 2021, The Fan Museum – Mary Kitson -
Fans from the Royal Courts – a brief history of the European folding fan from the 16th century to the present day using, as examples, fans that either depict royalty as subject matter or are known to have been in royal ownership.


Friday, 26th March 2021, Worshipful Guild of Broderers –
Sir Christopher Bellamy QC

The Worshipful Company of Broderers – 600 years young. The origins of the Livery Companies of the City of London, the history of the Broderers, The modern company, it’s aims and activities.


Friday, 23rd April 2021,  Catherine Lawes,    “Designing and Creating a Piece of Wearable Art”

In this talk she will show drawings made for her designs and the inspiration behind them; Pictures of construction processes; Finished garments, and some of the coats themselves.

Friday, 28th May 2021, Karen Nicol, “24/7 Stitch” - A talk with images and examples of work illustrating Karen’s career in embroidery.  Karen Nicol is a world renown London based mixed media and embroidery textile designer/artist working in fashion, interiors and gallery holding many prestigious positions in the textile industry.


Friday, 25th June 2021 – Janice Lawrence,   “Penguins to Polar Bears” – Visits to the polar regions from Svalbard to Antarctica and the North West Passage-all  required ships not ideal for a poor sailor and someone who dislikes the cold. However the beauty of these extreme places cannot fail to diminish these drawbacks and have informed some of her textile art.  

Friday, 23rd  July 2021   -  Member's Evening -  Hopefully this will be our chance to meet in person - first chance for a very long time. We will be raising funds from our sales table and generally catching up with each other.  Members-please watch for emails about covid-safe practices.


Friday, 22nd  October 2021 – TBA

Friday, 26th November 2021    Anita Carnell,   My design process RSN to Saachi - In this talk, Anita will explain her methodology and the process she applies to making and what drives her practice.  How the journey from Royal School of Needlework to MA helped her showcase in Dubai and Saatchi Gallery, London.





Saturday Workshops


2020/2021 Workshops:

Saturday Workshops are currently postponed until further notice.





Young Embroiderers

We are currently meeting online

We run a Young Embroiderers group for young people aged 5 to 17. These fun and relaxed Saturday afternoon workshops explore techniques in stitching and textiles using a variety of methods.  *(we ask a parent/adult please accompany)*.  £5 per child. 

currently on Zoom
For more information e-mail Karen  (YE Leader) at YeKingstonSecretary@gmail.com

As of 1st September 2019, a child does not have to be a member of the guild to regularly attend Young Embroiderers workshops. 



Stitch Saturday

currently postponed




Stitchin’ Time


currently meeting online

Creative embroidery classes and interest group run by one of our members:

Stitchin' Time

Learn more about the textile crafts in a friendly group. Beginners are welcome. We work on a wide range of projects geared to suit all abilities. 

Please contact tutor Kate Davis for more details 020 8398 0771 or

Email: kdavis398@aol.com