The Community

Our organisation was established in 1997 and has since grown into an extraordinary creative community of stitchers, volunteers, designers, staff, trustees, patrons, and funders.

Meet the Staff

Victoria Gillies
Executive Director
020 3262 0598
Katy Emck OBE
Founding Director
020 3262 0592
Mariana Spater
Finance Director

Meet the Trustees

Jennifer Rademaker- Chair
Miranda Kendall - Vice-Chair
Andrew Murray - Treasurer
Marion Bedford
Julian Diment
Tabby Elwes
Kit Kemp MBE
Cath Kidston MBE
Cathy Robinson
Emma Soames
Nikki Wright

Meet the Patrons

Tracy Chevalier
Dame Judi Dench CH DBE FRSA
Kaffe Fassett
Esther Freud
Libby Purves OBE
Isabella Tree

Meet the Funders

We are so grateful for our funders, whose generous contributions ensure that our work and unique impact continues to be possible. 

Adrian Swire Trust
Aldo Trust
Ancaster Trust
ASK Trust
Bank of America
Batchworth Trust
Belvedere Trust
Bromley Trust
Charles Burrell and Isabella Tree
Charles Hayward Foundation
CHK Foundation
City Bridge Trust
The Clothworkers Company
Colyer-Fergusson Trust
Crucible Foundation
Dalby Trust
De Laszlo Foundation
Esther and Jamie Cayzer Colvin
Garfield Weston Foundation
Gilander Trust
Henry Smith Charity
Hiscox Trust
John Armitage Charitable Trust
John Coates Trust
John Lewis Foundation
Lord Faringdon Trust
Matrix Cause Fund
The Mercers Company
Michael and Clara Freeman Trust
Michael Varah Memorial Fund
Monday Trust
Peter Stebbings Trust
Porticus Trust
Radcliffe Trust
Rathbone Trust
The Rayne Foundation
Rothschild Foundation
Scouloudi Foundation
Seymour Strang Trust
The Sir James Roll Charitable Trust
Sommer Family Trust
Statham Family Trust
Stedkare Family Trust
Tanner Trust
Taurus Trust
Trusthouse Foundation
Upholders Livery Company
Valentine Charitable Trust
Violet and Milo Cripps Trust 
Westminster Foundation
The Worshipful Company of Broderers
The Worshipful Company of Needlemakers
The Worshipful Company of Upholders
1772 Charity

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