Programme 2020-21

We meet on the first Saturday of every month (except August) at The Folk Hall, New Earswick, York.  (Postcode YO32 4AQ).

SADLY, because of the covid19 pandemic, the January and February 2021 meetings will take place via Zoom. Joining details will be emailed to members.

New updates will be posted on the blog and our facebook page when we know when face to face meetings can resume. A list of the meetings planned for 2021 is below.

Under normal circumstances, our regular Saturday morning needle workshops run from 10.00 - 12.30 and are informal and friendly - just pop in. The morning is a chance to catch up socially. At the same time we run a Stitch Club for those wanting to learn or to stretch their skills.

The afternoon meeting takes place from 2.00 - 4.00(ish) with doors open from about 1:30pm and features guest speakers, national and local, from a variety of backgrounds. We also have the library open, a sales table, the speaker's work is also usually on display and workshop/dayschool bookings take place.

We also have a 'Social Stitching' meet up on the evening of the second Monday of every month at the Trafalgar Bay pub in Nunnery Lane, York. Check out our Facebook page for more details.
9th January 2021 NB this is the second Saturday of the month
Journey through a BA  This meeting is via Zoom Ailish Henderson
The meeting will start at 2:00pm, but log in will be available from 1:30pm. This meeting is only available to City of York Guild members, and joining details will be sent via email.

6th February 2021
Stitching It Together    This meeting is via Zoom       Amy Butcher

Updates on whether future meetings will be via Zoom will be posted here and on facebook

6th March 2021
Cognissart - Painting with yarn                                        Alison Wake

3rd April 2021
Print and Printmaking                                                      Emily Harvey    
Competition: Best Commercial Design

1st May 2021
Samplers: A child's view of embroidery                   Jacqueline Hyman

5th June 2021
*Japanese Kogin Darning                                        Elizabeth Almond

6th June 2021 Workshop 
Japanese Kogin Pattern darning (booking essential)

25th, 26th, 27th June 2021 - Our Celebration of Stitch
Exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Upper Poppleton.

3rd July 2021
The Creative Life of Mary Delaney                               Rose Horspool

(August no meeting)

4th September 2021
The Curious Embroiderer                                              Melita Butterell
Competition: Best Original Design

2nd October 2021 AGM Earlier Start time tbc
*My Work                                                                       Nikki Parmenter

3rd October 2021
Experimental Textiles workshop (booking essential)

6th November 2021
Pippin Textiles: Collaborating with nature                          Jane Hare

4th December 2021 (time tba)
Christmas Party
Competition: Chairman's competition (tbc)

* These talks have an accompanying day school the following day