Below are links to websites that you may find of interest. They include the organizations that I belong to.

MBROIDERERS GUILD www.embroiderersguild.com
This national organization aims to promote embroidery nationally and internationally. I belong to the South and East Essex Branch, which meets twice monthly in SE Essex. Further details from the website.

WARNERS ARCHIVE. www.enjoybraintree.co.uk
This is a very interesting museum, the permanent collection detailing the history and designs of the Warners Company, and also often has interesting collaborative exhibitions.

BEVERLEY FOLKARD www.picturetrail.com/beverlefolkard fibre-reaction.blogspot.com
The mixed media and textile artist who I have exhibited with. Has a very varied output and so well worth a look at.