Stitching in Yorkshire City and Guilds Embroidery

Patchwork & Quilting, Creative Embroidery in Yorkshire

Friday, 7 December 2012

Monday, 12 November 2012

Rusty fabric

Yet another 2 weeks of soaking the fabric with rusty objects.
I don't think we are there yet. !
I will add a bit more vinegar to help speed it up as it has probably been diluted with all the rain. However, there is lots of rusty water I wonder wether you could paint with it ........ Try it !

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett came to the York guild to give a talk and promote his autobiography. He gave a very interesting talk and inspired us to all go away and look at the world in a more colourful way and to use it freely in our work.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Good bye to Cathy Liz Stevie and Sue.
Wishing you all well after 4 years of hard work. Good luck for the future, remember your real learning starts NOW !

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Exhibition looming and some sad goodbyes

It's all systems go for the exhibition next week end, Tempo Radio are lined up to visit us on Saturday morning
and the Mayor of Harrogate is kindly coming to the preview to join us on  Friday evening.
The boards and tables have been secured and the bunting made. the wine is ordered and nibbles purchased !

The students are frantically completing their stitched items. It will be sad to say goodbye to Stevie, Liz, Sue and Cathy who have worked so hard over the last 4 years to complete their City and Guilds embroidery and are so very much part of Castle Textile Group, who were with us during the change when we had to pull out of Harrogate College, like so many groups across the country, after being there for over 20years.
Spofforth is now our home and the villagers have been very welcoming and will be kindly flying the flag for us over the memorial hall to celebrate our exhibition.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Castle Textile Group
End of year exhibition 
Friday 15th June 6.30pm, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 10.00 til 16.00hrs
Please do come along on the 15th June from 6.30pm for the preview and meet all the students,
 the Mayor of Harrogate and stall holders and join us for a glass of wine.
Spofforth Memorial Hall, HG3 1AP

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

At the Bowes

Young tour guide was excellent enthusiastic and knowledgable . Enjoyed the textile gallery and the revamp of the museum

Bowes Museum

The annual trip has taken is to the Bowes Museum this year to see the silver swan and the textiles .

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Quilters guild AGM

Diane and myself went to Dundee and had a lovely and very informative weekend at the quilters guild AGM. They had some really interesting speakers such as Janice Gunner and Sheena Norquay to name just a couple. I was astounded to see that people had come as far as Australia and America for the AGM . I really annoyed it and will go to Nottingham next year.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


My Tote bag is finished after many hours of struggling with design and colour combination. Hurray!!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Exhibition stands

We are busy organising our end of year exhibition for next year. Does anyone know of anywhere
where we could hire or borrow some stands?