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

Dates and Venues - 2018 / 19

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

 

The next Guild meeting will take place on Saturday 27 October 2018, in the Parochial Hall, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Holywood, Co Down.

10am to 4pm.

Bead a Santa Star with Eilish - you will need red, black, white, gold and flesh tone delicas - just a few of each, about 6 g in total.  Please also bring 2 x 4mm black bicone, 2 x 4mm red bicone, 1 x 4mm round black pearl or bicone and 1 x small rondelle. 

Or come along with your current beading project. 

All welcome !

Yearly subscription remains at £20

 

DATES AND VENUES 2018/19

29 September 2018 - Parochial Hall - membership day

Announcements from the Chair - Hello and Welcome ! We have a great Bead Guild year planned - 6 free mini classes, covering a wide variety of projects.

Membership is still £20.

Questions - we have the room available all day - do we want to have longer meetings? we could meet earlier? could we use the time to problem solve from the previous projects?

Do we want more guest speakers?

What else do you want from the Guild? Ideas please, this is your Guild and can only improve with your input and inspiration !

Volunteering - we need volunteers to cover various aspects eg craft shows, displays etc I cannot do these things just now, so please, this is your Guild, everyone has something exceptional to offer, all input is amazing, your skills are worth sharing.  Everyone brings something great to this particular party. 

Sharps box - there is one available now for safe disposal of needles, it will be kept in the boxes.

Gifts - Thank you to all our wonderful instructors who produced interesting and innovative projects for us to make - thank you to Ann, Lorraine, Jill, Eilish and myself ! 

Thank you to the committee who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this work, thank you to Jill, Margaret, Gabriel, Stephanie, Lis, Eilish and myself.

I would also like to recruit or persuade a willing person to source and apply for grant money for the Guild, we welcome all, we are educational and we promote the traditional craft of beading.

Finally, Ann and Lorraine, who are big supporters and members of the Guild, are hosting a flower festival in the church at Dundela, the church CS Lewis attended, if you had time to visit, you will be made most welcome! 


27 October - 10am to 4pm - Parochial Hall - Santa Star - Eilish

24 November - 1 to 4pm - Parochial Hall - Owl Christmas Bauble - Ann & Lorraine

8 December - 1 to 4pm - Europa Hotel

26 January 2019 - 10am to 4pm - Parochial Hall - half tila bead bracelet - Eilish 

23 February - 1 to 4pm - Parochial Hall - St Petersburg stitch workshop - Gabriel

30 March - Lagan Room - 1 to 4pm - speaker - Nancy Moreland - Nifty Needles

27 April - Lagan Room - 1 to 4pm - Bezel Rivoli Day - Donna, Eilish & Jill

25 May - Parochial Hall - 1 to 4pm - Bead and Chat

28 and 29 June - Lagan Room - 10am to 4pm - Design and make a carrier bead necklace - Donna, Eilish and Jill

 27 July - International Bead Week  - 10am to 4pm - project to be decided


 


 

 


 

 

DATES AND VENUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  - 2017/18

(dates are confirmed - draft programme, subject to change) 

30 Sept 2017 - Lagan Room - enrolment £20 - bead and chat

Announcements -

Welcome everyone.

Its joining day, the subscription remains the same at £20 for the year and £10 if you join after January.

We are planning another great year and we hope you will all enjoy it too.

As discussed and as you will have gathered by now - we have changed meeting date - to the last Saturday of each month - this has enabled us to be at Cultra on a more permanent basis. We have also given notice of our change to the insurance for our Guild - we are going to go with the Beadworkers Guild at a cost of about £80 as opposed to £221.47.

Next month there will be a mini class lead by Eilish. It's a Crystal Beaded Bead. For this you will need - 30 crystal bicones, in either 3mm, 4mm or 6mm - 10x3 different colours and a few size 11 seed beads.

There is a display of dolls houses at the Hillmount Garden Centre on Saturday 21 Oct and Sunday 22 October, a fab display by two of our members Ann and Lorraine, all welcome.

 

 

 

28 Oct - Lagan Room - Eilish - Crystal Bead

25 Nov - Parochial Hall - Snowman/Santa pentopper £4 for kit

Hello and welcome

Today is a day of little snowmen and little santa pen toppers. Hosted by Ann and Lorraine.

The kits cost £4 or a pre beaded one £5. All proceeds goes to TLC bears.

For little beaded people workshop on 24 Feb, please dress with layers as the hall was very cold last time we were in there.

a clipboard is circulating about the xmas do… at the Europa with mince pies and tea and coffee. There won't be much of an opportunity to bead but there will be an opportunity to visit the Christmas market. The cost is £10 per head but the Guild will be paying half of that for us.

Please put your name on the list and your £5 to Margaret L.

January meeting is in the Ulster Museum at Stranmillis - again we have a room booked from 1 - 2pm… and maybe to 3pm but not confirmed. An opportunity to look around their displays, including the Game of Thrones tapestry, for inspiration.

Crafting live 26th - 28th April, Thur to Sat - which clashes with the RAW workshop.. but Donna will man the stall.


 

 

 

 

9 Dec - Europa Hotel, Belfast - 1pm

27 Jan 2018 - Ulster Museum, Grange Room, Stranmillis, Belfast -1pm

Hello and Welcome ! Here's to 2018 being the best ever !

Today we are at the Ulster Museum, we have the room for 2 hours.  This is a New Year's inspiration visit - looking for colours and designs from different aspects of history to hopefully influence our beading.  Don't forget to visit the Game of Thrones Tapestry, various NI Guilds helped to create it.

Next month's meeting in Parochial Hall will host Ann & Lorraine to create the specially designed Little Person -an Irish Dancer ! Kits £10 - all proceeds to this year's charity - Royal Belfast Hospital for sick children. Bring craft light and warm clothes !

March meeting - beaded window box, beads supplied by Donna at no cost.

Crafting Live - Belfast Titanic Exhibition Centre - 26 to 28 April. Guild will be exhibiting.

International Bead Week 25 July to 5 August - we need ideas please for this year's event.

Great day at the Europa before Christmas. 

Belated Christmas gift of a wooden needle holder for all members, please bead it for our get together as part of Bead Week, date to be confirmed.

 

 

24 Feb - Parochial Hall - Full day workshop - Little beaded person £10 kit - Ann and Lorraine

Everyone is, as always, welcome !

Hope you all enjoyed our visit to the Ulster Museum last month.  Guild has been invited to man a stand at their Craftathon Sunday 25 March, to promote Guild, demonstrate beading and encourage visitors to 'have a go' at our beaded Herringbone spiral rope.

Today is Little People with Ann & Lorraine.  Many thanks to them for teaching, assisting, encouraging and supplying the kits. 

March meeting is beaded window box with Donna, beads will be supplied at no cost.

April and May are half day workshops with Unagh - RAW and CRAW (right angle weave and cubic right angle weave) - pleae sign up if you are planning to attend.  £5 for each session.

Crafting Live - Belfast - Titanic Exhibition Centre - Guild are exhibiting.  Please bring pieces to the March meeting.  Stand will display Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced - please tag your pieces with your initials and note B, I or E. .

Please consider if you can help man the stand, it is a great opportunity to bead for a few hours and promote our fabulous pieces and the Guild.  Please write your name on the clipboard.  

International Beading Week - 25 July to 5 August.  We need to pick a day and a project/theme.  Ideas please ! Don't forget to bead your needle holder for judging as part of this celebration. 

 

24 March - Stables Classroom - Window box and flowers - Donna

28 April - Lagan Room - Bead and Chat

26 May - Lagan Room - RAW and CRAW with Eilish

29 and 30 June - Lagan Room - AGM & beaded boxes - 2 day workshop