Stitching is our passion! The German Embroiderer’s Guild e.v. was founded in 1998 by a small group of needlework enthusiasts. The main initiator was Bärbel Zimber, who was repeatedly asked by her students why there is an embroiderer’s guild all over the world, but not with us. After we asked ourselves this question, there was only one answer to this question: Because no one has founded it yet!
That has changed to the positive! In the meantime, we have developed into a slightly larger group with a very high level of expertise and an even greater love for textile crafts. Many of our members have completed qualified training in hand embroidery and are happy to share their knowledge with interested parties. Some have built up business or an online trade after the training, so that the availability of the large variety of materials will get a little better, even in Germany!
The German Embroiderer’s Guild is present at various major shows such as the Creativa in Dortmund and the Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe and also on smaller markets, in order to show on site the diversity and beauty of this though very old but absolutely not old-fashioned craft. We keep informing you about the profession ofDesigning Crafts WoMan, which replaced 2011 the former training professions Embroiderer, Knitter and Weaver and in addition to these 3 specialist areas was still supplemented with felting, lacemaking and passamentery.
Since 2006, we also regularly participate in Erasmus projects in the field of adult education as the German Embroiderer’s Guild. The International School for Textile Arts is a cooperation partner for this.