Who we are


Welcome to the internet home of the East Yorkshire Embroidery Society!

EYES are an enthusiastic group of people who meet regularly to share their passion for all things creative.

The society started in 1982 when a group of women wanted to continue to meet and share their interest in embroidery after forming a friendship during their City and Guilds embroidery course.  They also wanted to introduce others to the many delights of embroidery.

The society has developed its interests since that time, and now encompasses all forms of textile art, both modern and traditional. To keep abreast of new techniques we invite well known and progressive artists to speak to the group each month.  Regular workshops and visits give a chance to meet and share learning in different creative techniques.

Regular features at the monthly meetings are:

  • A well stocked library from which members can borrow
  • A sales table
  • An exhibition of members work

Our venue for meetings and events is: Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, HU16 4AZ. 

The main monthly meeting is held on the second Saturday of every month except August, from 2.30-4.30pm, with admision from 2pm.

The meeting fee is £1.50 for members and £2.50 for visitors, and includes refreshments. Membership fee is £8.00 per annum.

For further information, please e-mail: eyesembroidery@gmail.com

To join us, go to the Join Us! page.



The Society also has a flourishing younger group called EYELETS, catering for children aged 5 to 16.

The EYELETS meetings are mainly held during school half terms, and the Easter Holidays, when children are encouraged to experiment with different types of textile work and related skills.

Upwards of 20 children attend the meetings which are held in the Methodist Church Hall Cottingham.

To see previous events featuring our EYELETS group, click on EYELETS under ‘What Do You Want To See?’ at the bottom of this page.

For further information email hilary@golds1.karoo.co.uk

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Danson says:

    I understand you usually have a waiting list for membership, is this so? How may we apply to join? Thank you

    1. helenc3 says:

      Hello Helen,

      I apologise for the late response to your request. We are still getting to grips with the website! I hope you are still interested in joining us.

      There is no waiting list. The easiest way to join is to attend any meeting when we start back up again in September. The first meeting is on the 8th September 2018, at Darby & Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham at 2.15pm.

      Many thanks,

      Annette @EYES

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