Meetings and Workshops

Our meetings take place monthly on Saturday afternoons at:

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, RG41 1EH from 2.30

We are a very active group and our meetings range from talks from Textile artists, mini workshops, show and tell with a sales table and raffle. Please check out our programme below

We also welcome non-members to the meeting at a small charge of £5 per meeting

We also hold Saturday workshops take place between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm at St Paul’s Parish Rooms.

Workshop places for the workshops must be booked and paid for in advance. These are open to members and non members

To check workshop availability and to book places please contact 



All meetings and workshops are open to visitors at a cost of £5 per visitor please contact us via the contacts page if you would like to book on to a session

Saturday 9th December 2023

A little bit of Christmas - Mini Workshop

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

We will be creating a hanging decoration done in Redwork.

Requirements will be sent out in the covering email

Saturday 27th January 2024

Criminal Quilts - Ruth Singer


Criminal Quilts is an art & heritage project inspired by photographs and documents relating to women held in Stafford Prison 1877-1916, created and developed by me in partnership with Staffordshire Record Office. Following a period as Artist in Residence at Staffordshire Record Office, I created a touring exhibition and book of the project.

Saturday 24th February 2024

Show and Tell, Sales Table and Raffle

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

Please bring along something that you have been working on and hopefully finished, Your Bargello Coaster, you bead Embroidery or anything else. Please ensure you piece is labelled with you name and a brief description.

There will also be a sales table and raffle so please bring your change

Saturday 16th March 2024

Exploring Colour and the Colour Wheel - Hilary Jenkins

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

A colour wheel is a circular diagram that shows the relationship between colours.  It displays the relationships between primary colors, secondary colors, and tertiary colors.  The colour wheel is used in various fields such as art, design, and science to help people understand how different colours work together and how they can be combined to create new colours. 

Saturday 27th April 2024

The Chess Set - A Metaphor of Life and the Human Condition - Mavis Walker

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

The chess set consists of 32 sculpted figures in cloth and stitch which are caricatures from medieval times (the black pieces) and more recent times (the white pieces).  According to Mavis, chess is a metaphor for life and the human condition.  Each figure is imbued with personality achieved through physical characteristics and body language –  a great variety of facial expressions are achieved by using different stitching methods.

Saturday 4th May 2024

Canvas Workshop - Mondrian Style - Emma Homent (All Day)

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 11.00 am to 5.00pm

You may have tried tent stitch and cross stitch and you’ve probably seen some Bargello popping up in craft magazines, but did you know that these are only a couple of the needlepoint stitches out there? This workshop will guide you through some of the stitches to needlepoint that will allow you to bring far greater texture and interest to your stitching, with expert guidance on how to embroider the stitches and how to choose the best stitches for your designs.

Saturday 18th May 2024

Badge Making - Mini Workshop or Bring and Sew

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

This will be the opportunity to make a name badge, if you don’t have one or would like to make a new one. The basic kit will be supplied and then it is up to you what you do so long as you name is clear.

If you do not want to make a badge then bring something you are working on 

Saturday 29th June 2024

House of Embroidered Paper - Stephanie Smart

St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH at 2.30

In 2017 Stephanie formally established her own fashion label The House of Embroidered Paper

Stephanie’s working practice combines that of a fashion house and a fine art studio. Each garment produced is a work of paper textiles, created using only paper and thread; inspired by period and place, history and story.

Saturday 27th July 2024

Stitch in the Park

Howard Palmer Gardens,  Howard Road, Wokingham RG40 2BX from 2.30

Meet at the park for a general stitch session, show and tell and CAKE if the weather permits Let’s relax and share some of the creativity from the past few months. Please bring your own drink and chair


We are now looking at the programme for next year. So, if you have a suggestion please email us Contact Us


Travelling Books

Wokingham Embroiderers has been running a Travelling Books project for several years and many members participate. It is a ’round robin’ with A5 sketch books circulating around contributing members. 

Each member begins with their own sketch book, creating a page and a cover for the book. Some members even make a bag for their travelling book. It is then passed onto another person in the group until each member of the group has completed a page.

Then our travelling books continue to circulate until eventually all pages contain work by our textile artists. At this point they are returned to their owners and if they wish the member starts a new travelling book.

If you wish to know more please contact