End ooof year Exhibition

End of Year Exhibition 2015 13th and 14th June
09.30 till 16.30


- Castle Textile Group - City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma
This class is run every Wednesday during term time at Spofforth
Embroidery-Pannal Textile Group - Leisure class - every 3rd monday at Pannal

Patchwork and Quilting - Castle Textile Group - City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma
This class is run every wednesday during term time at Spofforth
Patchwork and Quilting -Castle Quilters - Leisure class - Every 2nd Friday at Spofforth

e-mail castletextilegroup@btconnect.com

Monday, 19 December 2011

RecycledTea Bag Book - Choose to Reuse

This little book is created entirely from tea bags with the exception of the card which is made from the tea bag box.

The paper covering the book was made of tea bags, tea stained and then coloured with inks.
The rose is made of round tea bags and the pages are also made of teabags and because they are used they create a lovely aged paper look.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Tea Bag Books

Ironing done ! All tea bags neatly pressed. I know my family think I am mad too !

I have decided to make some little tea bag books
making them is prooving to be lots of fun.

I went to the seaside the other day, the weather was gorgeous for this time of year and I took some lovely photographs. then disaster happened, I dropped my camera in the sand !! Cameras definitley don't like sand. So when I have got around to replacing it I will post some pictures of the little books

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Collection of Tea Bags

I have been collecting all these tea bags for the choose to reuse fair on the 3rd of December. I never knew we drank so much tea in our household. !!

Watch this space as they develop into an object that I can take to the fair.
What they will become is a mystery.
I am now off to iron them and to seek inspiration !

Choose to Reuse Fair at York racecourse on the 3rd december

Castle Textile Group
together with
Pannal Textile Group
will be at York racecourse on the 3rd of December

with all our recycled items.


Thursday, 29 September 2011

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad

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, 5 September 2011

Whats on in York

The Quilt museum in York
has an exhibition on at the moment that you may like to visit on
' Quilts from the British Isles'

For embroiderers.......
By Design is also exhibiting there titled 'Structured'

It should be a good day out.
3rd September to 29 th October

Feel free to leave any comments when you go to the exhibition

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

What do the tutors do in the holidays?

After a full day of promoting Taut Threads Diane and myself had a fun evening in Leeds with the renowned chef Simon Phillips and learned how to make Sushi. Is this inspiration for stitch I wonder?

who knows ....watch this space!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Enrolling now For Embroidery and Patchwork & Quilting

You do not require to have a lot of experience just lots of enthusiasm . Your experience will grow as you progress in the course

If you would like further information please feel free to e mail me