Details of what's happening this year at the Guild, dates and venues of monthly meetings.

Dates and Venues - 2019 / 20

From September 2017 Guild meetings will take place on the last Saturday of the month (except December, date to be confirmed each year). Dates and Venues are listed below.



The next Guild meeting is Saturday 26 October, to make a poppy flower for the NIBG badge, in the Lagan Room, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood.

1 to 4pm (room available from 10am)

You will need red, black and green delicas or size 11 seed beads. A 10mm rivoli will be supplied by the Guild.  Please note if you use size 11 seeds beads it is more difficult to insert the rivoli.  You will also need approx. 40 black size 15s seed beads


Come along with your current beading project or any unfinished projects you need help with.

Please bring an item for the food bank, if you can.

All welcome !

To help with funds, there will be a small cost of £2 each meeting for tea, coffee, biscuits.



31 August - Membership Day - Slemish and Mourne - Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra

28 September - Bead the NIBG Badge - Belfast Room at the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Announcements -  Badge pattern is available on the Google drive as are lots of other great patterns. 

Anyone who still would like to join please see Margaret L, a bargain at £20.

Next month is the beaded poppy for the NIBG badge. Ingredients listed at top of the page, some may be available to buy at the meeting.

Please sign up for Unagh's Russian Leaves class in February and the Retreat at the Mourne Lodge, Fri 15 to Sun 17 May 2020. £50 non returnable deposit required for the Retreat.  Final cost to be confirmed.

Christmas event still to be decided but will be confirmed at the October meeting.

We need to consider the website - it is getting more expensive every year and isn't easy to update.  Anyone any expertise? Maybe a free site just as a contact/information site - for date, venue, time, project?

Do we want to continue celebrating Bead Week in July/August each year? 


26 October - beaded poppy for NIBG badge - Lagan Room - Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra 

30 November - Christmas Bauble - Jean - Lagan Room

      December - date and venue to be confirmed

25 January 2020 - Embellished rivolis - Jill -  Lagan Room

29 February - Russian Leaves with Unagh McCullough - Lagan Room

28 March - Beaded Bead Necklace - Donna & Eilish - chenille and herringbone stitch - Slemish and Mourne room

25 April - Beaded Bead Necklace - Doona & Eilish - Lagan Room

15 - 17 May - Retreat at Mourne Lodge, Attical - to make a fabric folder for beading mat, supplies, current project 

30 May - Beaded Bead Necklace - Donna & Eilish - Lagan Room

27 June - AGM - Lagan 

July - Bead Week

29 August -