German Embroiderer's Guild e.V.

Take the thread and follow us!

Just like Marliese (DE) - the creator of our entrance picture - gladioli in freestyle canvas work and shaded tent stitch + felt works

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Embroidery with the German Embroidery Guild

This is more than pushing a needle up and down

This is the dance of the needle with the thread. Passion and fire.

An explosion of colors and dreams in pastel.

Deceleration and immersion in your own world.

Pure sensual pleasure!

The very special kind of artisanship

... count,overcast, zigzag, cut up, join, couch, cross over, wrap
create, intertwine, pad, pull through, pile up, wire, tighten, lace, ...

... Chenille Needle, Curved Needle, Embroidery Needle, Tapestry Needle, Couronne, Stiletto,
Bodkin, Mellore, pliers, nails ...

... prick, conceal, compensate, shade, assemble,
stretch, mount, dampen, sweep, ...

… that sounds exciting ?
- that's it! and much more

what makes our guild special

Our guild is small but nice. Like every guild, it lives off what members can do. If we are asked, what woman / man gets from the German Embroiderer's Guild, then we have a funny answer for you:

with us you get nothing ...
you have to do something with us!
stitch with joy!


To make ideas come true, to develop one's own creativity, to participate in the preservation of one of the oldest artisanships of mankind: designing with textile materials. Together we accept the challenge of promoting the new textile profession Designing Crafts WoMan. Actively participate in our main goal: to inspire many people to stitch in all its diversity!

Of course, you also get something ... benefits from the expertise of many who meet and exchange ideas in the German Embroiderer's Guild! Here you will learn everything you always wanted to know about embroidery and needlepoint!

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An association lives through its members

Stitch up! meetings - Workshops - Adult Education - Training

stitch in concert - information

regional exhibitions - international meetings

above all: have a beautiful artisanship meet the eyes of many people!

In Germany and Switzerland we already have some lively meeting places
where our members can offer you a lot!

Since the founding of the German Embroiderer's Guild, we have been committed to ensuring that the artisanship of embroidery in all its diversity is not forgotten. We present our guild at shows and exhibitions and always look forward to visitors and participants in the small workshops we offer at these events.

In the next few years, we would like to expand our workshop offer and expand our website to an information portal "All you need to know about stitching". A small stitch pattern collection with suggestions, which is available for members in pictorial form, is also currently under construction.

Our busy bees, who do all this work on a voluntary basis, are happy about each new member reaching our hive. The more we are, the more events we can visit and the sooner this beautiful, always modern artisanship will start to live up properly again.

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Erasmus + projects

Every year, the EU offers an opportunity to participate in lifelong learning projects. In the past 13 years, we were able to participate three times in one of these projects. At the time, these programs were still called Grundtvig and Leonardo, today these are all combined under the Erasmus + scheme. We always work very closely with the International School for Textile Arts .

First and foremost, these projects are about getting to know other EU countries and their culture. As a rule, you travel to all participating partner countries (at least 4) and you are also the host for the participants from these countries. We met a lot of great people, visited historic sites and learned a lot about the conditions under which NGOs ("non-governmental organizations") work in other countries.

Of course, also a result must be achieved, there are different starting points. The image shown above, has been our most ambitious project so far, showing the "slightly different map of Germany" that emerged during our first Grundtvig project over the course of 2 years. It is a collaboration of members of the German Embroiderer's Guild and ISTA students. These are 5 panels (each 1 × 2.50m), which show different distinctive points in Germany. The background was designed using free textile techniques. It was a lot of fun !!

This year, we made ourselves available as coordinator for the project "Upcycle your life by upcycling Textile Waste". Unfortunately, the decision was made against us, next year we will start a new attempt! Our partners from Lithuania, Poland, Turkey, Italy and Portugal hope, as we do, that we will be accepted with our project. We are already in the planning for our project "Allerleirau's fabulous world of getting together". Under this theme, we make a wall hanging from waste fabric, which is embroidered with all sorts of animals and plant motifs from times gone by. The wall hanging will travel with us to the next exhibitions and will be co-designed by the visitors.

Do you feel like joining the project? You can do that without being a member of the guild. Write us an email, we'll get in touch with you as soon as we know if the project will take place.

For more informations
and to show interested in a project - email us!
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