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 14 December, a Christmas meal at Coleman's Garden Centre, Templepatrick, 1pm - (must be prebooked and prepaid via Chairperson)

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 

Announcements - any one still to join - please see Margaret L.

Sign up sheets for Unagh's class in February and the Bead Retreat in May.

Bead Retreat - 15 to 17 May 2020 in the Mourne Lodge, Attical, near Kilkeel.

There are 2 options - come along with your sewing machine and make a fab bead travel folder, complete with attached bead mat, and storage for threads, needles and beads ! 

or bring your current bead projects !

£180 for the bead folder

or £130 for beading only

includes accommodation, lunch and dinner, bring your own breakfast.

Deposit must be paid to secure your place, there are only 18 available beds ! Will be a fun weekend ! 

Today's project is the beaded poppy for the NIBG badge.

Next month - 30 Nov, is the beaded bauble led by Jean. 

You will need 8g of size 11 seed beads in 2 colours, 6g of 6mm bugles, 10 x 6 or 8mm bicone, pearl or firepolish, 10 x 4mm bicone, pearl or firepolish, 30 x 3mm bicone, pearl or firepolish. The Guild will provide the 3cm bauble. The pattern will be on the Google Drive.

We would like to thank committee member, Lis, for her hard work and continued support to the Committee, we are sorry you are standing down but you are always welcome to come to any meeting, even if just for a cuppa! 

We are still considering options for a free website, further info to follow.

Still to consider International bead Week, do we want to meet next July? 

Christmas outing will be to Coleman's Garden Centre, Templepatrick - Sat 14 Dec - roast turkey dinner and hopefully a dessert ! - cost £10 - £5 each & £5 from Guild.  Coleman's will give everyone a 10% discount voucher off purchases.  There is good public transport and a pick up from the bus stop can be arranged. 


30 November - Christmas Bauble - Jean - Lagan Room - 1 to 4pm - room available from 11

14 December - Coleman's Garden Centre - Templepatrick

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 -