The Embroiderers’ Guild’s
Coaches and Course Designer
Our Principal Course Designer
The Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in any area of embroidery or textile art.
We are proud to be recognized as the voice for raising the profile of textile and stitched art.
About Sally McCollin
Meet Sally McCollin author of this suite of ‘Inspired to Create’ courses commissioned by the Embroiderers’ Guild to meet the needs of adventurous embroiderers and textile designers… people who are themselves ‘Inspired to Create’.
Sally has been a textiles-based tutor in Art and Design, Hand and Machine Embroidery, Patchwork & Quilting, Photography, Textiles and Garment Construction for 20 years. In addition, she has designed and led national and international stitch and design workshops. Most of her commissions are based on Embroidery, Patchwork, Machine Embroidery and Knitting.
She is also a hand-knitwear designer and pattern-writer for a variety of well-known companies and has had designs exhibited world-wide. She is an author and editor for national magazines and has designed websites, given talks and hosted demonstrations for Coats Crafts, Colinette Yarns, Brightwater Holidays and Brother UK.
She has recently completed an embroidery book for UK publishers, Search Press, “Transfer & Stitch: Butterflies, Bees & Bugs”.
Sally has extensive knowledge of design, presentation and exhibition work, directing and styling photographic shoots, layouts and publishing (traditional and electronic) and preparing final artwork for print.
In her own words…
"My love of teaching developed extensively through my association with Coats Crafts UK <br>and involved working with Guilds, Consumer Groups, Holiday Companies, Magazines and Colleges."
Sally has been a member of The Embroiderers’ Guild for over 25 years, having been active at both branch and regional level.
She attended and delivered many activities and fundraising workshops throughout the country to raise the Guild’s profile and, in her role as Regional Co-ordinator for the Young Embroiderers, she organised and led activity days and workshop events at various prestigious locations, including Beamish Museum, Saltholme RSPB and The Ashmolean Museum.
“My wish is that you have an enjoyable, rewarding and, at times, stretching experience”.
Our Head Coach
Anthea Godfrey is our Head Coach for all these courses. She is a member of the Embroiderers' Guild and has been involved in all things textile for a long time.
Her textile past includes:
How our Coaches’ can Help You
They will share insights with you
They will suggest other sources of information
They will prompt ideas
They will support your thought processes
They will help you find solutions
They will help you if you get stuck