Our Aims

The Miniature Needlework Society (International) was founded in 1997 to encourage all forms of miniature work with needle and thread, as in embroidery of every kind, knitting, crochet, tatting, lace making etc. The Society now has over 300 members worldwide, with a large representation in Great Britain, the United States, The Netherlands and Australia.

A colour newsletter is published twice each year, giving details of forthcoming events, sources of materials, charts, competitions, patterns to work and members' news. A shorter News Sheet is also sent out twice yearly and you can find links to the latest ones on our News page. The Society holds Regional Workshops where members can learn new skills and discuss their projects and plans with expert needleworkers. Australian members have formed their own branch of the MNS, and publish their own newsletter as well as receiving the UK issues for those members who want them.

All classes cater for mixed abilities and beginners are especially welcome. Informal group meetings are also held in members' homes. Exhibitions of members' work are displayed regularly at Miniatura and other dolls' house shows. The Society has a permanent display, changed every two years, at 'A World in Miniature' Museum, at Houghton Hall, Cumbria.

The Society is run by a committee of 10 members. Points discussed in committee are minuted to all members of the Society by post and they are encouraged to make comments and suggestions. Voting is done by ballot.

New members are always welcome. Please see our Membership page for more details.

Judith Gordon

Picture by Judith Gordon
Frame supplied by Kim Selwood

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