Welcome to the 2021 Great Escape Website!

All classes and gatherings will be subject to any government regulations. Advice from the Ministry of Health will be followed at all times. 

Due to the increasing uncertainty of travel between Australia and New Zealand we have made the difficult decision to cancel classes 2, 3 and 22 to be taught by our Australian tutors Di Fisher and Margaret Lee. We plan to invite these two outstanding tutors to future Great Escape weekends.

We have arranged two new classes by popular and experienced New Zealand tutors Jo Dixey and Julie Clemett.  See the Classes page for details. Thank you to Jo and Julie for stepping into the breach.

The Embroiderers’ Great Escape is a weekend of stitch held in March each year at Orewa College, on the lovely Hibiscus Coast just 30 minutes north of Auckland.

Great Escape 2021 is being held on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th March

If you have any questions about The Embroiderers’ Great Escape please contact us here

We hope that the line-up of Tutors 2021 and the range of Classes 2021 that we have on offer will entice you to join us for another weekend of stitching.

Please don’t forget the Exhibition. Take this opportunity to share your work – we all love to be inspired by each other’s handiwork. The Exhibition theme is “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. We also have a General Display category if you have work you’d like to display that doesn’t fit into the other Exhibition categories.

As always there will be some traders to tempt you, a Steptoe table where someone else’s trash may become your treasure and of course raffles. You are also invited to our Saturday Night Dinner at an additional cost.

So come and join us for a wonderful weekend of stitching and fun!