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.

Covid 19 has restricted the numbers able to attend our usual group meetings. To this end EYES has planned alternatives. Please read the page EYES Looking Forward 2020 for details of members only events.

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 £2.00 for members and £3.00 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.


Covid 19 has unfortunately restricted numbers able to meet safely for EYELETS at our present venue. Please bear with us whilst we plan for the future.

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

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