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, 29 November 2014

Sad news

Sadly, Ann Holden a fellow stitcher and tutor of mine passed away last week. Her funeral will take place this Tuesday at Harrogate crematorium at 10. 20am . Please feel free to share this information with anyone who knew her.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014


Flights booked and paid for , off to Ghana with Gillian Travis in February for another textile adventure . Yippee! Watch this space ! 

Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate

Just setting up the stand at the Knitting and Stitching show at the conference centre in Harrogate. Waiting for a couple of students to arrive with their things and we will be ready and waiting to go . Find us on stand E35

Tuesday, 18 November 2014


Autumn is nearly over and winter is approaching fast. I could not resist taking a photo of this puddle with its fallen leaves and the reflection of the tree in the background it really cheered me up 

Brantwood house - Ruskin Lace

Sadly I have not managed to do anything else to the little birds but I hope to get them out this afternoon to play with their shape.

I went with I S to the Lake District where we visited Bantwood house the home of John Ruskin . Sadly no photos were allowed but they did have a display of Ruskin Lace to look at . Ruskin was inspired by Cypriot lace to develop the Ruskin Lace as we know it. This created a cottage industry for the Coniston ladies which in turn helped the local flax industry. It is a beautiful house with magnificent views over the lake .