The Important Stuff

Stay informed of all the latest updates regarding our group. From important announcements to information about upcoming events, this is where you’ll find the most relevant articles about Newcastle Embroidery & Textile Art. 

We will also add information about other relevant exhibitions, open studios, craft fairs and Association of Northern Stitch Groups (ANSG) competitions and events.


The Sheila Armstrong Challenge - the theme is a cushion no bigger than 8ins x 8ins (20cms x 20cms). It can be any method and will be chosen by the members at the September AGM 2022.

Events around the North East

ANSG are holding an Association Afternoon on the 29th October at Bowburn Community Centre, DH6 5AT from 12.30 till 4.00pm (bring a packed lunch). 

Our speaker will be Dr Mary Brooks, talking about the 'Unpicking of the Morton cope'. A competition entitled 'New Beginnings' will be judged with a £25 Barnyarns gift voucher as a prize. Any piece either 2D, not larger than A4 or 3D no larger than 20cm in either direction.

ALLENDALE FORGE, Allendale Town NE47 9BD-----re-opening after refurbishment. ‘Blue Hues’ textiles by Julie Neubaver and Marion Woodcott.

MADE UP NORTH MAKERS MARKET----at the Biscuit Factory on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April, 10am—4pm, admission £2.00

THE CREATIVE CHICKEN-----are moving from Kirkharle to a shop in Bedlington from 30th March.


PRINT & STITCH ‘FLOWER MEADOW’---- a workshop with Deb Cooper at Whalton Manor, Walton Village. Cost £40.00 including all materials and tea/coffee (bring packed lunch and sewing kit). Booking necessary------

Simply Stitch for Patchwork and Sewing, lots of workshops and fabrics for sale and run by Nicola Hulme. See her web site for details