Programme – 2019


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5th January 2019      2 – 4pm

Furnishing Fabric Toys

We all have a stash of furnishing fabric. Turn some of it into stuffed toys (patterns provided). It could be a ‘way out’ bag or anything your imagination comes up with.  A William Morris rabbit anyone?

Members £3;  non-members £5

2nd February 2019   10am – 4pm


ISOBEL MOORE will be showing us how to make an image by constructing a background from patched fabrics and layering up scraps to create a stunning ‘Vase of Flowers’

We will also learn how to make thread flowers using machine embroidery. Isobel is all about, lots of it, so it should be an exiting day.

Cost: £25

2nd March 2019   2 – 4pm

Stitches back in Time

Beautiful sari silk for us to embroider into, bead and embellish….whatever you choose, you will end up with something beautiful. Fitting into this theme, Frances will show photos of her textile tour of India and bring along fabrics purchased in the villages there.

Members £3;  non-members £5

6th April  2019   10am – 4pm


CATHERINE LAWSON  Creating an atmospheric, impressionistic, landscape using layers of different fabrics including silks, chiffons, organzas, sheers, textured fabric and polyester.  Stitching by hand or machine.

Cost: £25

4th May  2019   10am – 4pm

In-House Workshop

We will be making boxes of every description for display on the Guild stand at The Ardingly Show (July 13th). This is our chance to shine, show what we can do and encourage new members. Our display will consist of boxes, the more complicated, jewelled and exotic the better. There will be a selection of box templates for you to borrow plus some fabrics and threads from the Guild stash.

Members £8;  non-members £10

1st June 2019 

Garden Party

It would not be June without our fabulous afternoon garden party at the lovely home of Di Bunyan. There will be cakes and a needlework kit to work on whilst sitting in the sunshine, what a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon!

6th July  2019  2 – 4pm

Stitches back in Time

SUE LACEY will bring with her and talk about, work done by her Mother and Grandmother. We are hoping that Guild members will also bring along some heritage pieces for us to share.

Members £3;  non-members £5

13th July  2019



7th September  2019  10am – 4pm


Many of you will know the work of LARA SPARKS, she is one of the most sort after teachers. She will be holding a free-style machine embroidery workshop with 29 different themes to work from. These are hand-drawn stencils which are the starting point for designing a piece of work. The finished pieces can be made into a lampshade (you can buy a kit from her, these are £9 to £12 depending upon size), cushion cover or picture.

Cost: £35

5th October  2019   1.45 – 4pm

Annual General Meeting, followed by a ‘Show and Tell’.

2nd November  2019   10 – 12.20pm

Grand Fabric Sale



Textiles, haberdashery etc.   Free Entry.


2.00 – 4.00pm  

Christmas Gifts  An afternoon making Christmas Gifts people will be delighted to receive.

7th December  2019   2 – 4pm

Christmas get-together.  Stitching, chatting, tea, coffee and most importantly…. Cake!

Members £3;  non-members £5

Programme  –  2020

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4th January  2020   2 – 4pm

Embroidery (Hand or Machine)

Embroider onto lace over calico after colouring with discharge paints. Full kits and printed instructions provided.     Planned by Frances.

1st February  2020  2 – 4pm

Coils & Bowls

Using T-shirt fabric ribbon and florist wire (provided) and threads from the Guild store cupboard.   Lead Dianne.

7th March  2020  2 – 4pm

Chiffon Ribbon Flowers

On commercially purchased bags.   Lead Helen.

4th April  2020  10.00 – 4pm


A day workshop.  RUTH SMITH will teach us how to make Chinese Thread Books. 

Cost: £25

** 9th May **  2020  10.00 – 4pm

Sea Scene

Using textile and threads.  Lead Dianne.

** Please note this is the second Saturday of the month.

6th June  2020  2 – 4pm

Garden Party

A wonderful ‘Garden Party’ in Dianne’s beautiful garden. Tea, cake and embroidery (kit provided).

4th July  2020  10.00 – 4pm


A full day Workshop given by SARA COOK, an expert on Korean textile art.

Cost: £25

August  –  NO MEETING

5th September  2020  10.00 – 4pm


A day Workshop. ANNE  SILLIFANT is one of the leading teachers on many aspects of creative textile work. We will be creating covers for small vases, using some soluble and other fabrics. Glass vases can be purchased for £3.00 on the day.

Cost: £20

3rd October  2020  2 – 4pm


A short AGM followed by Shisha Mirror work, the Guild will provide materials, session guided by Kath.

7th November  2020  10.00 – 4pm


A full day Workshop given by CATHERINE  LAWES, ‘Layered Landscapes’.

Cost: £25

5th December  2020  2 – 4pm

Christmas Festivities

All things Christmas: stitching, chatting, tea and cake with friends.