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Join us today!

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.

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If you are interested in joining a Guild, please get in touch.



NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND Regional Representative:

Robyn Hart, email


AUCKLAND  |  Email  Alison:

Meets 1st Saturday 10-2.30, 2nd Tuesday 10-noon, alternate Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm

at Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui St, Mt Eden. 
Junior Stitch sessions from age 7 during April, Ju
ly and September holidays.
Facebook: Auckland Embroidery


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

Facebook: Coromandel Embroiderers Guild

COUNTIES  |  Email Annette:
Meets 1st Thursday at Ngati Tamaoho Trust, 128 Hingaia Road, Karaka and
2nd/3rd Thursday at at Norah Brown Hall, Pukekohe Anglican Church,

Cnr Queen and Wesley Streets, Pukekohe.
Facebook: Counties Embroiderers’ Guild In


DOUBTLESS BAY  |  Email Lynn:

Meets 3rd Wednesday from 9.30am, Matthews Vintage Car Club, Aurere.
Facebook: Doubtless Bay Embroiderers’ Guild


EAST AUCKLAND  |  Email Lynn:
Meets 2nd Thursday 9.30am and 4th Tuesday 6.30pm at

St Columbia Church hall, 480 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Downs. 
Facebook: East Auckland Embroidery Guild


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


HIBISCUS COAST  |  Email Josie:
Meets 2nd Wednesday 7-9pm, 4th Thursday 10am-12,

Hibiscus Coast Community House (behind Estuary Arts) Orewa.


NORTH SHORE  |  Email  Sue:
Meets 4th Tuesday 10.30-12.30, 5th Tuesday 10.30-3

Age Concern Rooms, 7 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland. 
Facebook: Embroidery North Shore


WARKWORTH  |  Email Mona:
Meets 2nd Thursday, 12-3pm; Stitch Day 3rd or 4th Saturday 10am-1pm

Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith St, Warkworth.
Facebook: Warkworth Embroiderers’ Guild

WHANGAREI  |  Email Wendy:
Meets Tuesday 9.30am, Hope Church, Cnr Kiripaka Rd & Otuhiwai Crescent, Tikipunga, Whangarei.
Workdays 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Tuesday, 9.30-12.30. Contact Janice  -


President | Trish Hughes


Secretary | Robyn Archer


Treasurer | Catherine Rozendaal


Education | Paula Hucklesby


Extensions | Wendy Johnstone


Resources | Kerry Smith


Tours Coordinator | Jo Saunderson




















Next issue: April 2024

Editor | Caroline Strachan
Copy deadline for the next issue:

Friday March 1, 2024

Advertising, Design & Distribution
Amanda Sherman


Book your advertising space by:

Friday March 1, 2024

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WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Regional Representative:

Lesley Anderson, email


GALATEA  |  Email Julie:

Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month at 7-9pm in the Galatea School staffroom.

OPOTIKI  |  Email Julia:

Meets Thursday 10am-2pm, Masonic Lodge Rooms, 125 St John St, Opotiki. Workdays Thursday.


ROTORUA  |  Email Brenda:

Meets at Parksyde (Rotorua’s older person centre) on Tarewa Place (off Tarewa Rd)

every Wednesday from 9.30am; night group meets from 7pm.

Facebook: Rotorua Embroiderers

SOUTH WAIKATO  |  Email Maxine:

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 10am-3pm at St Francis Anglican Church, 38 Baberton St, Tokoroa.
Facebook: South Waikato Embroiderers Guild


TAUPO  |  Email Margaret:
Meets Wednesday 9.30-12 noon at Vintage Car Club rooms, AC Baths Ave.

TAURANGA  |  Email Yvonne:

Meet Wednesday 10am -2.30pm and 7-9pm, Tauranga Rowing Club, Memorial Park, Devonport Rd.
Facebook: Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild


THAMES VALLEY  |  Email Jan:

Meets 3rd Sat, 10-3pm at the  St James Centre, Moresby Avenue, Waihi.


WAIKATO  |  Email Sharon:

Meets 3rd Saturday 10.30am St James’ Church Hall, 82 Nixon St, Hamilton East.
Stitch Ins every Wednesday 10-2; 1st and 2nd Monday of month, 7-9pm.
Facebook: Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild Inc

WHAKATANE  |  Email Trish:

Meets every Tue 7-9pm, every Wednesday 9.30am-noon, at Art Society House, Cnr McAlister and Short Streets, Whakatane (new venue).
Facebook: Whakatane Embroiderers Guild

HAWKE’S BAY / GISBORNE Regional Representative

Tracey Boyd, email

Facebook:  ANZEGHBGRegion


CHB NEEDLEWORKERS  |  Email Rosemary:

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

Facebook:  CHB Needleworkers

GISBORNE  |  Email Kate:

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


HAWKE’S BAY  |  Email Susan:

Meets: 2nd Saturday 2pm (Feb-Nov) at Rotary Lounge, Taradale Town Hall: 
Workdays: 1st Saturday 12-4pm, The Old Customhouse, Ahuriri. 
Wednesday 10am-12, Hastings District Library, Hastings.

Every 2nd Thursday 7.30-9.30pm, JJ’s Crafts, 243 Gloucester Street, Taradale.



Meets every 2nd Monday 10am-3pm in private homes.


WAIROA  |  Email Sue:

Meets 2nd/4th Wednesday 10-12, 3rd Saturday 9.30-3.30pm, Presbyterian Church Lounge, 98 Queen St. 
Also 3rd Monday 7-9pm in members homes.

TARANAKI / WANGANUI / MANAWATU Regional Representative:

Felicity Willis, email


Meets 3rd Tuesday 7pm, Anglican Church Hall, 52 Juliet St Stratford.
Workdays 1st Sat.

MANAWATU  |  Email Shona:

Meetings 7.30pm 1st Monday of the month (except January) at The Lychway, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North.

NEW PLYMOUTH  |  Email Margaret:

Meeting 1st Wednesday 7.30pm. 
Work nights 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday 7.30pm. 
1st and 3rd Thurs, 9.30am informal stitch meeting. 
3rd Saturday from 10am, creative day. 
Venue for all: Disabled Citizens Rooms, 83 Hine St.

Facebook: New Plymouth Embroiderers Guild

OPUNAKE  |  Email Heather:

Meeting 2nd Wednesday. Workdays 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10.30-3pm at Hughson building, Napier St, Opunake.
Facebook: Opunake Embroidery Guild

SOUTH TARANAKI  |  Email Sheree:

Meets every Tuesday, Park Croquet Club, High St Hawera, 7.30pm.
Meeting night 4th Tuesday.

Junior stitchers welcome - please email for information.

WANGANUI  |  Email Ann:

Meets Wednesday 10-12 at Christ Church Upper Lounge, 243 Wicksteed St; 
2nd Sunday monthly from 12-3pm at Dempsey and Forrest Lounge, 208 Guyton St.

TARARUA Regional Representative:

Susan Lennie, email


HOROWHENUA  |  Email Enid:

Meets February-November: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday at Levin Districts Brass Band Hall, 82 Weraroa Rd. 
Monthly meeting held at same address on 3rd Wednesday, 1-3pm.


KAPITI  |  Email Robyn:

Meets 1st and 3rd Fridat at the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Rooms, 27A Elizabeth St; 9.30 start.
First Friday is a stitch day and 3rd Friday is the Guild meeting. All welcome. Annual sub: $50.

MANA  |  Email Beverley:

Meets 4th Sat, 10-2.30, for stitching. Stitch-in Wednesday 9.30-12. 
Tawa Community Centre boardroom, 5 Cambridge Tce, Tawa.

UPPER HUTT  |  Email Robyn:

Meetings, 1st Tuesday (February-December) 7.30-9pm.
Stitch days, 3rd Saturday (February-November) 10am-3pm. 
All held at St Hilda’s Church lounge, Cruikshank Rd, Upper Hutt.


WAIRARAPA  |  Email Jenny:

Meets 2nd Saturday 10.30am-3pm, Ranfurly Clubrooms, Chapel St, Masterton. 
Workdays 4th Saturday, 10.30-3. 
Stitch-ins 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 10.30-3.
Facebook: Wairarapa Embroiderers Guild


WELLINGTON  |  Email Rhys:

Meeting 2nd Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at Loaves & Fishes, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hill St, Wellington.
Stitch-Ins: •Seatoun 1st Wednesday, Seatoun Village Hall, Forrest St, 6.30-9pm.  
•Johnsonville 3rd Saturday, Johnsonville Community Centre, 1.30-4.30 pm.
•Lower Hutt 2nd Saturday, Hutt Art Centre, 1-4pm.
Facebook: Wellington Embroiderers Guild


​CANTERBURY Regional Representative:

Jane Bell, email


AORAKI  |  Email Carol:

Meets Monday 7-9pm, Wednesday 9.30-1.30pm, Timaru Bowling Club, Aorangi Park, 70 Morgans Rd.
Facebook: Aoraki Embroiderers’ Guild

ASHBURTON  |  Email Joan:

Meets 1st Saturday 10.30-3.30, 2nd Thursday 1-3.30pm, 3rd Tuesday 7-9pm; 4th Thursday workday 10.30-3.30pm. 
Senior Centre, 206 Cameron St, Ashburton.

CANTERBURY  |  Email Elizabeth:
Meets at Guild rooms, Hammersley Park, Amos Pl, Shirley, Christchurch.  
Small groups: Monday 9.30-12.00, Tuesday 12.45-2.45pm, 7.30-9.30pm, Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm, 7-9pm, Friday 11-2.30pm. 
Workday 4th Saturday 10am-3pm.
Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday 7pm.
Facebook: CanterburyEmbroiderersGuild


Meets Tuesday 7-9pm, 11 Tanner St, Woolston.
Workdays 4th Saturday 10-2, Risingholme Community Centre, 99 Hawford Rd, Opawa.
Facebook: Christchurch Needle Work Guild

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


NELSON  |  Email Karen:

Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7pm, Warne Stadium, Stoke. 
Workdays 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10.30-12.30, 1st and 3rd Saturday 10.30am at Broadgreen House, Nayland Rd, Stoke.


Meets one Sunday per month 2-5pm and one Wednesday per month 6-9pm at The Scurr Centre, Rangiora Showgrounds.

Please check our Facebook page for dates.

Facebook: North Canterbury Embroiderers Guild

TEMUKA  |  Email Carol:
Meets Monday 10am-2pm, St Johns Ambulance Rooms, King St, Temuka.
Facebook: Temuka Embroiderers' Guild


WAIMATE  |  Email Janet:
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 9.30am-2pm at Bridge Club, Augustine St, Waimate.
Facebook: Waimate Embroiderers' Guild


WEST OF THE ALPS |  Email Sue:
Details of meeting locations and times are to be confirmed.

If you wish to be kept in the loop as this information becomes available, please send us an email.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Regional Representative:

Jill Bruce, email


CENTRAL OTAGO  |  Email Jenny:

Meets 1st Monday 12.30-4.30pm at St Aidan’s Church, Alexandra; 
3rd Monday 1.30-4pm at Combined Arts Craft Centre, 44 Inniscourt St, Cromwell.

EAST OTAGO  |  Email Prue:

Meets 1st Wednesday, 9.30-2, Hawksbury Village.  Workdays 3rd/5th Wednesday.


Meets 2nd & 3rd Tuesday, 10am-3pm, Windsor Park Village Community Centre, Gore.


FIORDLAND  |  Email Sally:
Meets weekly, Tuesday 1.30-approx 3pm, in the Fiordland Community House Aurora meeting room, 21 Luxmore Dr, Te Anau. Venue is disability friendly.
Facebook: Fiordland Embroiderers' Guild


MANIOTOTO  |  Email Amanda:

Meets every Wednesday 10-3, Maniototo Arts Centre.


NORTH OTAGO  |  Email Gaynor:

Meets 2nd Thursday 10-2, 4th Wednesday 10-2, 2nd and 4th Monday nights 7-9pm at Eveline Church Lounge, 424 Thames Highway, Oamaru.

OTAGO  |  Email Barbara:
Meets 4th Thursday (summer) 7-9.30pm. 4th Saturday (winter) 10am-3pm. Leith Bowling Club, 2 Duke St, Woodhaugh, Dunedin. 
Workdays Thursday 9.30-11.45am, Snr Citizens Rms, Lwr Octagon. 
Project group: 2nd Thursday 7-9pm, Mornington Community Centre, Mary Hill Tce.

Facebook: Otago Embroiderers' Guild


QUEENSTOWN  |  Email Marg:

Meets 2nd Saturday 10am, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, Queenstown.

SOUTH OTAGO  |  Email Anne:
Meets 3rd Thu 11am, Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.

Workdays 2nd/4th/5th Thu, 1st Sat of month.


SOUTHLAND  |  Email Jackie:

Meets 1st Monday of the month 1.30-3.30pm at ICC Library. 
Winter months Monday 7-9pm, summer months 7.30-9.30pm at Hearing Association Rooms, 126 Leet St, Invercargill.

Facebook: Southland Embroiderers' Guild

WANAKA  |  Email Robyn:
Meets every Thursday 10am-3pm, Arts Centre.

WEST TAIERI  |  Email Dianne:

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 10am-3pm, at West Taieri Memorial Hall, Outram.

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