Stitching in Yorkshire City and Guilds Embroidery

Patchwork & Quilting, Creative Embroidery in Yorkshire

Wednesday, 14 December 2011


Just of few photographs of our lunch, plus inspiration packs from our Secret Santa.  Watch this space in January for our Inspirational Creations from these lovely packs.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Shibori Panel

The Great Wave - completed. Very pleased with the results, hope the next one is as successful.

Smoking Hat

Richard's hat, almost there, look forward to seeing the tassel added.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Knitting and Stitching show at Harrogate

We had a great time showcasing all the work from the students at the knitting and stitching show in Harrogate and we generated a lot of interest in the course.
Oh, if anyone offers photography lessons, let me know, I need them!.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Historical Costumes

Fantastic session!
Rare close up view of some Victorian , Edwardian and early 20th Century clothes and accessories.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Knitting and Crochet Guild

Do you fancy making a cushion out of British wool for the athletes at the Olympics?

WOOLSACK is all about British wool, the importance of wool in England's history while recognising what wool has to offer the UK today. They will be sharing this with the athletes by making personal gifts for them that are beautiful, functional and are a little bit of Britain to take home with them.

Find out how you can get involved:

Monday, 22 August 2011

How to sun print

A summer project that you may like to try over the holidays

1 Take a piece of dupion silk fabric and lay it on some plastic to protect the work surface.
2 Paint the fabric using pebeo setasilk. ( silk paint )
3 Now take your fabric and lay it in the bright sunshine, place some keys or other objects that have a clear outline immediately on top of the fabric.
4 Wait for the fabric to dry in the sun.
5 Remove the keys to reveal the shapes of the keys created on the fabric.
6 Now you are ready to embellish your 'background' fabric with stitch

Friday, 29 July 2011

End of Year Exhibition, a huge Success

The end of year exhibition was a great success.
We were very pleased to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Harrogate

City & Guilds Embroidery Enrolling for September in Spofforth

Castle Textile Group is Enrolling for September
City and Guilds embroidery
For further details
Contact Annie/Diane

What's on in Yorkshire

Focus on Fountains by the Small Group,Textile Artwork inspired by Fountains Abbey
18th - 31st July. Fountains Abbey NT, North Yorkshire, Tel; 01765 608 888

Halifax, Going For Gold, Textile Art Group
17th September - 30th October, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Road, Halifax
HX3 6HG Tel 01422354823

Friday, 1 July 2011

Enrolling now for September

We are now enrolling for September for City and Guild Creative Embroidery and Patchwork and Quilting
for further information , or to enrol to secure a place please e mail us

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Photos by David Galsworthy, END OF YEAR SHOW

We would like to thank David for taking some fabulous photos of our end of year show and sharing them with us.
Unfortunately not every student's work is here but please visit our web site in a couple of days to see more.

Thank you to everyone who came and supported the show, it was such a success it exceeded all expectations, we had to send out for emergency glassess and a big thankyou to Sue for providing the emergency wine !

Last but not least, thank you to the student's for working so hard without them we wouldn't have a show

Friday, 27 May 2011

Enrolling now for September,

A must see exhibition of creative embroidery

will be on show at Spofforth Memorial Hall

June 11th preview, 12th, 13th June.

free entry, stall holders,
tea, coffee and cakes

Come and meet the embroiderers and ask questions on techniques and design.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Trip to Gawthorpe Hall

We all enjoyed a day out at Gawthorpe Hall .

Gail Marsh showed us a selection of their English historic textiles. A must see for anyone interested in embroidery.

In the afternoon we viewed embroideries from around the world including a beautiful Chinese robe festooned with symbolic designs.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Malvern Hills

Hi everyone

Guess you all thought you had got rid of me!!  I can now post on your blog so when I have some suitable pics for you all I will put them on.  I miss you all and would like to say a big THANK YOU for the card and lovely present you gave me.  It was much appreciated.  I am back in Yorkshire for 'Stitching in the Dales' and just hope they do not need my passport.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


Out and about showcasing some our students work in Harrogate. Raising awareness of Castle Textile group who offer City and Guild courses at Spofforth North Yorkshire for everybody interested in Embroidery.