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

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Raining still!

Still raining ! ..........there is only one thing to do and that is snuggle in and sew ! 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

After the rain!

I just loved all the dewdrops in the garden after all the rain we had this morning.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Tour de France in stitch the gentle way

Busy on my TJ ! 
It has to be done the 'Tour de France ' but the gentle way ! 
 especially that Harrogate in on lock down that day ! 
Watch this space Jo it is your TJ ! There will be stitches and something in the baskets just not sure what yet.
Thanks to Alice Fox I have rusted bike chain to the fabric to give a textured look
Now back to work on the bigger pieces !

Monday, 19 May 2014

Iris in the garden

All the irises have suddenly come out today because of the beautiful weather that we are having, I could not resist popping out and taking some photos of these lovely flowers and feeling lazy I took my I pad instead of my camera , I was amazed at how close I could get in with the camera to get a perfect picture. 

Friday, 16 May 2014

Tour de France

Here is me inventing the wheel . Ha ha
Well with bicycle inner tube anyway. 
This is first initial ideas . I never realised how easy inner tubes were to cut up and stitch. 
I will be adding flowers to the bicycle baskets 
The background fabric has been rusted with bicycle chain . 

Monday, 12 May 2014

Textillia in the mineral room at Cliffe Castle

Textillia meet once a month at Cliffe Castle , we spent a lovely day there with Claire Ackroyd who is the curator. She is launching a new educational programe for schools called The Art and Science of Noticing and we were trying it out for her. It was great fun sitting and drawing and getting back to basics looking at objects through thebeyes of a child . We even made up stories about each object using the tools that Claire gave us