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We have friendly stitch groups throughout New Zealand who love to welcome new members.

If you're interested in coming along to a meeting to see what it's like, feel free to contact the person in your area for more information.


Each Guild sets their own annual membership fee. Membership entitles members to attend special regional workdays, exhibitions and workshops that aren't available to the general public. Guild members pay reduced rates to attend ANZEG's biennial Conference and National Embroidery School. A subscription to the national magazine, published bi-annually, Threads, is also included.



NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND Regional Representative:

Robyn Hart –


AUCKLAND  |  Email  Sarah:
Facebook: Auckland Embroidery
Meets 2nd Tue 10am-noon, 1st Sat 10am-3pm – Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui St, Mt Eden.


COROMANDEL  |  Email Win:
Facebook: Coromandel Embroiderers Guild
Meets 1st Wed 10am-3pm, St Johns Rooms, Tiki Rd, Coromandel.


COUNTIES  |  Email Lesley:
Facebook: Counties Embroiderers’ Guild Inc
Meet: 1st Thurs 9.30am-12, Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura.

2nd & 3rd Thurs 9.30am-12, St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe.


DOUBTLESS BAY  |  Email Lynn:
Facebook: Doubtless Bay Embroiderers’ Guild
Meets 3rd Wed from 9.30am, Matthews Vintage Car Club, Aurere.


EAST AUCKLAND  |  Email Marsha: 
Facebook: East Auckland Embroidery Guild
Meets 2nd Thurs 9.30am and 4th Tues 6.30pm

at St Columbia Church Hall, 480 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Downs.


Facebook: Embroiderers & Lacemakers Guild
Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Sun 10am-3pm, 39 Fairfax Ave, Penrose.


Meets 2nd Wed 7-9pm, 4th Thurs 10am-12,

Hibiscus Coast Community Hse (behind Estuary Arts) Orewa.


NORTH SHORE  |  Email  Sue: 
Facebook: Embroidery North Shore
Meets 2nd Sat 10-3; 4th Tues 10-12; 5th Tues 10-3.

Age Concern Rooms, 7 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland.


WARKWORTH  |  Email Mona:
Facebook: Warkworth Embroiderers’ Guild
Meets 2nd Thurs, 12-3pm, Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith St, Warkworth. Workday 3rd Sat.


WHANGAREI  |  Email Jenny:
Meets Tue 9.30at Maunu Masonic Village Hall, Maunu Rd, Whangarei.

Workdays 1st/2nd/4th Tue, 9.30-12.30.

WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Regional Representative:

Linda Inglis, email


GALATEA  |  Email Anne:
Meets 1st/3rd Tues, 7pm, Galatea School staffroom, Mangamate Rd.


OPOTIKI  |  Email Julia:
Meets Thu 12.30pm, Masonic Lodge Rooms, 125 St John St, Opotiki.


ROTORUA  |  Email Laurie:

Facebook: Rotorua Embroiderers
Meets Wed 9am, 1pm, 7pm, Parksyde Over 55 Centre, Tarewa Rd, Rotorua.


SOUTH WAIKATO  |  Email Vicki: 
Facebook: South Waikato Embroiderers Guild
Meets 2nd & 4th Tue 10-3; St Francis Church Hall, Baberton St, Tokoroa.


TAUPO  |  Email Ann:
Meets every Wed + every alternate Tue 9.45am-12noon, Taupo Vintage Car Clubrooms, AC Reserve (off Spa Rd), Taupo.


TAURANGA  |  Email Carol:
Facebook: Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild
Wed 10am-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm, Tauranga Rowing Club.


THAMES VALLEY  |  Email Rae:
Meets 3rd Sat 10am-3pm various centres.


WAIKATO  |  Email Barbara:
Facebook: Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild Inc
Meet 3rd Thu 7.15pm St James Church Hall, 82 Nixon St, Hamilton East.

Workdays every Wed 10am-2pm; 1st & 2nd Mon of month, 7-9pm.


WAIPA  |  Email Marlene:
Meets 1st & 3rd Tue 7pm, St John Ambulance Centre, Palmer St, Te Awamutu.


WHAKATANE  |  Email Delwyn:  
Facebook: Whakatane Embroiderers Guild
Meets every Tue 7-9pm, every Wed 9.30am-noon, ATC Rooms, Tuhoe Ave.

HAWKE’S BAY / GISBORNE Regional Representative

Bridget Bell, email


Meet 1st & 3rd Monday, 10-2, Bridge Club, Mt Herbert Rd, Waipukurau.


GISBORNE  |  Email Kate:
Facebook: Gisborne Embroiderers Guild Group
Meet 2nd/4th Thu 9.30am, Baptist Hall, Palmerston Rd.  Workdays 1st/3rd Thu (venue changes).


HAWKE’S BAY  |  Email Susan:
Meets: Rotary Lounge, Taradale Town Hall: 2nd Tues 6.30pm Feb-Apr + Oct/Nov and 2nd Sat 2pm May-Sept (from Feb 2020).

Workdays: 1st Sat 12-4pm, The Old Customhouse, Ahuriri. Wed 10am-3pm, St Peter Chanel Hall, Hastings.

Every 2nd Thurs 7.30-9.30pm, Cox Real Estate, Lower Emerson St, Napier.


Meets Mon 10am-3pm, members’ homes.


WAIROA  |  Email Sue:
Meets 2nd/4th Wed 9.30-12. Nights 1st/3rd Mon 7.30-9pm,  members’ homes.

3rd Saturday 9.30-3pm Presbyterian Church Lounge, 98 Queen St.

TARANAKI / WANGANUI / MANAWATU Regional Representative:

Felicity Willis, email

Meets 3rd Tues 7pm, Stratford Community House, Juliet St. Workdays 1st Saturday.

MANAWATU  |  Email Shona:
Meets 1st Mon, 7.30pm, The Lychway, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North. Workdays 2nd Sat in Sept.

NEW PLYMOUTH  |  Email Margaret:

Facebook: New Plymouth Embroiderers Guild
Meets 1st Wed 7.30pm at Disabled Citizens Rooms, 83 Hine Street.  Worknights 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wed 7.30pm. 3rd Sat 10-4, Feb-Nov.

OPUNAKE  |  Email Sue:
Facebook: Opunake Embroidery Guild
Meets 1st Thurs 1pm, Hughson Building, Napier St, Opunake. Workdays 2nd/4th Wed, 10.30-3pm.

SOUTH TARANAKI  |  Email Dorothy:
Meets every Tue, CCS Disability Action Rooms, cnr Princes and Riddiford Sts Hawera, 7.30pm.

Junior stitchers Tue 5.30-7pm (same location).

WANGANUI  |  Email Judy:
Meet Fri morn in member’s home. Workday 2nd Sun, 11-3, Dempsey & Forrest, Guyton St.

COOK STRAIT Regional Representative:

Jenny Hunter, email


HOROWHENUA  |  Email Enid:
Meets 3rd Wed 7pm (exc Dec/Jan) Levin & Dist Brass  Bandroom, 82 Weraroa Rd.

Workdays 2nd/3rd/4th/ 5th Tues 1-4pm (Feb-Nov).


KAPITI  |  Email Anthea:
Meets 3rd Fri 9.30-1 (ex Dec/Jan); stitch day 1st Fri 9-12.30; Waikanae Bridge Club, 278 Elizabeth St.

2nd Fri, 9.30-12, Olive Grove Café, Maharaja Pl. 


MANA  |  Email Beverley:
Meets 4th Sat 9.30am followed by Stitch-In to 2pm. Stitch-In Wed 9.30-12.30, boardroom, Tawa Community Centre, 5 Cambridge Tce, Tawa.

Workday to be held 3rd Sat, March 20, 2021.


UPPER HUTT  |  Email Lyn:
Meets 1st Tue 7.30pm, St Hilda’s Parish Hall, Cruickshank Rd, Upper Hutt. Workday 3rd Sat,10am-3pm also at St Hilda’s.


WAIRARAPA  |  Email Stephanie:
Facebook: Wairarapa Embroiderers Guild
Meets 2nd Sat 10.30am-3pm, Ranfurly Clubrooms, Chapel St, Masterton. Workdays 4th Sat 10.30-3.

Stitch-ins 1st & 3rd Tues 10.30-3.


WELLINGTON  |  Email Marie:
Facebook: Wellington Embroiderers Guild

Meets 2nd Wed, 7.30pm Loaves & Fishes Hall, Hill St, Thorndon. Workdays 3rd Sat 1.30-4.30, Johnsonville Community Centre.


​CANTERBURY Regional Representative:

Lynette Crowther, email


AORAKI  |  Email Suzy:
Facebook: Aoraki Embroiderers’ Guild

Meets Wed 9.30-1.30pm and Mon 7-9pm Timaru Bowling Club, Aorangi Park, 70 Morgans Rd, Timaru.


ASHBURTON  |  Email Jo:
Meets 1st Sat 10.30-3.30, 2nd Thurs 1-3.30pm, 4th Thurs workday 10.30-3.30pm. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron St, Ashburton.


CANTERBURY  |  Email Marie:
Facebook: CanterburyEmbroiderersGuild

Meets at Guild Rooms, Hammersley Park, Amos Pl, Shirley, Christchurch.

Small groups: Mon 9.30-12, Tues 12.45-2.45pm, 7.30-9.30pm; Wed 12.30-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm, Fri 11-2.30pm, 4th Sat 10am-3pm.

Monthly meet: 2nd Wed, 7pm.


Meets Tues 7-9pm, 11 Tanner St, Woolston.

Workdays 4th Sat 10-2, Risingholme Community Centre, 99 Hawford Rd, Opawa.


KAIKOURA  |  Email Dianne:
Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 10-3pm, Kaikoura District Library, Level 1, 96 West End, Kaikoura. Bring your own lunch and a mug.


MARLBOROUGH  |  Email Judy:
Facebook: Marlborough Embroiderers Guild
Meets 1st Sat 1.30-4.30pm, 3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm, NMIT, 85 Budge St, Blenheim.


NELSON  |  Email Christine:
Meets 2nd Wed, 7pm, Warne Stadium, Stoke. Workdays 2nd and 4th Tues 10.30-12.30, 1st & 3rd Sat 10.30am.


TEMUKA  |  Email Carol:
Meets Mon 10am-2pm, St Johns Ambulance Rooms, King St, Temuka.


WAIMATE  |  Email Paula:
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 9.30am-2pm, Convent, Timaru Rd, Waimate.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Regional Representative:

Sue Elliott, email


CENTRAL OTAGO  |  Email Jenny:
Meets 1st Mon 10am, Bridge Club, 52 Boundary Rd, Alexandra and

3rd Mon 1.30pm, Combined Arts Craft Centre, 44 Inniscourt St, Cromwell.


EAST OTAGO  |  Email Colleen:
Meets 1st/3rd/5th Wed, 9.30-2, Hawksbury Village. 


Meets 2nd & 3rd Tue, 10-3, Windsor Park Village Community Centre.


FIORDLAND  |  Email Shirley:
Meet Tues 1.30-3.30pm, Community House, Luxmore Dr, Te Anau.


MANIOTOTO  |  Email Amanda:
Meets every Wed 10-3, Maniototo Arts Centre.


NORTH OTAGO  |  Email Diana:
Meets 4th Wed 9am, St Lukes Guild Room, Wharfe St, Oamaru. Workdays 2nd Thu & 4th Wed, 10-3.


OTAGO  |  Email Di:
Meets 4th Thu (summer) 7-9.30pm. 4th Sat (winter) 10am-3pm. Leith Bowling Club, 2 Duke St, Woodhaugh, Dunedin.

Workdays Thu 9.30-11.45am Snr Citizens Rms, Lwr Octagon.


QUEENSTOWN  |  Email Susannah:
Meets 2nd Sat 10am, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, Queenstown.


SOUTH OTAGO  |  Email Dianne:
Meets 3rd Thu 11am, Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha. Workdays 2nd/4th/5th Thu, 1st Sat of month.


SOUTHLAND  |  Email Pam:

Facebook: Southland Embroiderers' Guild
Meets 1st Mon 1.30-3.30pm, ICC Library; 2nd, 3rd, 4th Mon 7.30-9.30pm, Hearing Assn Rooms, 126 Leet St, Invercargill.


WANAKA  |  Email Jill:
Meets 2nd Thu 1.30pm, Arts Centre. Workdays 1st Thu 7-9pm; 4th/5th Thu 10.30-3.30.


WEST TAIERI  |  Email Annie:
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 10am-3pm, West Taieri Memorial Hall, Outram.

Updated 15 February 2021. To update your Guild's listing, please contact the website administrator.

President | Trish Hughes


Secretary | Robyn Archer


Treasurer | Donna Hardie


Education | Paula Hucklesby


Extensions | Wendy Johnstone


Resources | Jill Wilson


Tours Coordinator | Tricia Wheble



















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