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Needlework is our passion!

The Deutsche Stickgilde e.V. was founded in 1998 by a small group of stitching enthusiasts. The main initiator was Bärbel Ingeborg Zimberwho was asked again and again by her student why there is an embroiderer's guild all over the world, but not with us. After we asked ourselves this question intensively, there was only one answer to this question: Because nobody has founded it yet!

This has changed for the better! In the meantime, we have grown to a somewhat larger group with a very high level of expertise and an even greater love of the textile craft. Many of our members have completed qualified training in needlework and are happy to pass on their knowledge to interested parties. Some of them have set up shops or an online trade after their training, so that the availability of the great materials on will be a little better.

The German Embroidery Guild is present at various larger fairs such as Creativa in Dortmund and Nadelwelt in Karlsruhe and Friedrichshafen, as well as at smaller markets. We show the variety and beauty of this very old, but not at all old-fashioned craft. There we also always inform about the profession of Designing Crafts WoMan which replaced the former apprenticeship professions of embroiderer, knitter and weaver in 2011 and was supplemented with felting, lace-making and trimming in addition to these 3 specialties.

Since 2006, we as Deutsche Stickgilde have also regularly participated in Erasmus projects in the field of adult education. Our cooperation partner for this is the International School for Textile Arts.

Do it Yourself is our motto

The joy of stitching and textile design with your own hands. Creating beautiful things by your own strength and doing good for the soul and the world! Since we do not yet have a high number of members like an English or American embroiderer's guild, we cannot offer our members as much "material" as a members' newspaper, for example. We are always happy to help with words and deeds and in the next few months we will also publish a small Knowledge base build up.
In addition, there is a guild letter at regular intervals, which informs you about past and future projects. Members also benefit from discounts at events and some online shops.
The practical work is mainly done by our active members, who are all volunteers and dedicate a lot of time and effort to the cause, which we are all very happy about.

The red thread

through all areas, our board members hold on to both ends.

  • The Management Board
  • Office
  • Legal information

First chairperson: Bärbel Ingeborg Zimber - eMail: biz@housetextilearts.eu

2nd chairwoman - Secretary: Helga Penndorf - eMail: helga.penndorf@t-online.de

3rd Chairman - Treasurer: Thomas Wefer - EMail: thomas@housetextilearts.eu


German Embroiderer's Guild e. V.

c/o Helga Penndorf

Eschersheimer Landstrasse 182

60320 Frankfurt am Main

e-mail: stickgilde@housetextilearts.eu

Registered with the Frankfurt register of associations: VR 11616

Tax number: 45 250 2242 2 - K18, tax office Frankfurt III

Creditor ID: DE12ZZZ00000815135

Bank details: Sparkasse Freyung-Grafenau

IBAN DE17740512300060258258, BIC BYLADEM1FRG

Letter of exemption: 2018