About Us

The Miniature Needlework Society was formed in 1997 to encourage all forms of miniature work with needle and thread: embroidery of every kind, knitting, crochet, tatting and lace-making etc.

Our Aims

The Miniature Needlework Society (International) aims to share friendly collaboration and public interest with needleworkers everywhere who use any recognised technique which accords with the Society's title.

Its object is to encourage and promote a high standard of miniature needlework amongst members by means of workshops, publications and demonstrations.


To be a forum for mutual exchange of views and ideas between members, and to issue regular Newsletters to keep members in touch with forthcoming events, future projects and competitions, together with members' news.

The Society now has around 300 members worldwide who keep in touch and share their expertise through newsletters, workshops, and a members-only Facebook group.

A 20-page colour newsletter is published three times a year, giving details of forthcoming miniatures' fairs and shows, sources for materials, charts, competitions, patterns to work, and members' news.


Regional workshops are held where members can learn new skills and discuss their projects with other members as well as expert needleworkers. All workshops cater for mixed abilities and beginners are especially welcome. Informal group meetings are also held in members' homes and exhibitions of members' work are displayed regularly at Miniatura.

Information booklets covering 20 different needlework techniques are published by the Society and are available to purchase via mail order or at fairs where MNS have a stand.

See our Starter Booklets page for more information.

The Miniature Needlework Society is run by a small committee of members and any points discussed in committee are minuted to all members of the Society by email (or post) and members are encouraged to make comments and suggestions. The committee are always happy to accept new members to help run the Society.

New members are always welcome.

Please see our Membership page for details.

The Committee




Advertising & Newsletter Editor

Facebook & Website Manager

USA Representative

Scotland Representative

Membership Management

Membership & Data Protection


Circa Ltd

14 St Barnabas Court

St Barnabas Road

Cambridge CB1 2BZ

United Kingdom

tel: +44 (0)1223 312910

email: mns@circaworld.com