See the blog posts below for news of forthcoming exhibitions, or click on the links to the left for details about individual artists.

10 November 2018

As usual, members were working on a diverse range of work at our meeting today under the expert eye of our mentor Diane Bates.

Sarah and Cathy were preparing work for their York Open Studios next year and shared folk related stitching as well as colourful co-ordinated woven, felt and silk pieces with the group. Sandra showed her progress on a piece of recycled metal work whilst Carole’s metal pieces were more traditional goldwork.  Carole C, Jane and Gwen had pieces all tree related whilst Linda was stitching a square for a collaborative piece based on a woodland scene from RHS Harlow Carr. Gina was working a painterly piece with chiffon and there was no getting away from Christmas with Sue preparing pionsettia flowers for a workshop!

02 September 2018

'Threading Through The Moors' Exhibition September 2018

Threading Through The Moors

Exhibition is now open!

Our Summer 2018 exhibition opened this week at the Inspired Gallery which is situated in the National Park Moors Centre at Danby, near Whitby.

The preview afternoon was very well attended and though we might be biased, we think it is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Here is a link to a few more images of the exhibition for those of you unable to get there before it ends on the 24th September.

Threading Through The Moors Exhibition, September 2018

Details of the exhibition can be found in the blog below.

30 May 2018

Inspired by ... Gallery, Danby Moors Centre Exhibition

Here are the details for the next Diverse Threads exhibition which is to take place at the 
Moors National Park Centre, Danby. YO21 2NB

The exhibition runs from Friday 31st August to Monday 24th September.  Entry is free

Opening times are 9.30am to 5.30pm, daily (September is10am to 5pm, daily)

Meet the Artists on Saturday 1st September 2pm - 4pm

Demonstrations on the 9th and 16th September between 12 noon and 3pm

Printmaker Rebecca Vincent, local woodworker David Hannah and artist Mark Sofilas will also be exhibiting.

There is loads of fun and interesting things to do both inside and out at the Moors National Park Centre.  This is an historic visitor centre, set in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Esk, near Danby.  From the doorstep you can see pretty much everything that makes the North Yorks Moors National Park so special: moorland, woodland, farmland, flora and fauna, miles of hedges and dry-stone walls, historic buildings - Diverse Threads will address these elements in an individual way to produce a riot of colours and texture in pieces which have not been previously exhibited. Well worth a visit!

Further information on the Moors Centre can be found on
Facebook: @inspiredbygallerydanby
Twitter: @northyorkmoors

Diverse in name, and very much diverse in their nature - here are preview images of some of our work to tempt you to come along and view the exhibition ...

Section of a moorland piece by Gwen Turner

Weaving across the seasons by Cathy Needham

A 'work in progress' snapshot of Runswick Bay by Gina Smith

A freestyle thread painting by Jane Hare

A section of a much larger piece by Carol Coleman

Gwen Turner's Autumnal work

A section of a larger piece based on Seagulls by Sue Giles

Moorland Moods by Linda Crooks
Curlew by Sarah Jackson

07 January 2018

Helmsley Arts Centre Exhibition

Here are the details for the latest Diverse Threads exhibition at Helmsley Arts Centre.

The exhibition runs from Tues 9th January-Fri 2nd February 2018.
Opening times: Tues, Wed & Fri 10.00-15.00,
Thursday & Sunday 11.00-15.00
Closed Monday & Saturday
Two members of the group will be there on each Sunday. Helmsley is a great place to visit with lots of lovely independent shops and coffee stops!

22 November 2017

Stop Press: New Exhibition

Diverse Threads will now be exhibiting much sooner than previously thought!  We have been offered (and accepted) a space at Helmsley Arts Centre in January 2018.

The dates are Tuesday 9th January to Friday 2nd February.

More information and images to follow.

25 September 2017


Diverse Threads have been taking a years sabbatical from exhibiting in order to concentrate on developing our work.

During this time one member has left the group and two new members have joined. We are delighted that Jane Hare and Linda Crooks have become part of the group. They will be providing individual pages for the website shortly. We should all be updating our individual pages in the next month, so keep an eye out for new work and information.

Our next exhibition will be in September 2018 at the 'Inspired by' Gallery, Danby. This is part of the North York Moors visitor centre. The title will be 'Threading through the moors' and we are all buzzing with ideas for work on this theme. Watch this space for updates!

06 May 2016

Exhibition at The Atrium Gallery, Leeds

Our newest exhibition is now installed.

Atrium Gallery, St James' Hospital, Leeds
The Atrium Gallery is within the Bexley Wing of St James' Hospital. This large and airy space feels nothing like a hospital, but it is part of the largest oncology unit in Europe.
Despite the appearance given in the photo (we had to wait a while until there was no-one in shot) this space is the main reception area and is used by staff and patients alike. We had incredible interest from passers by as we were installing the works.
The exhibition will be up until July 29th.
Work is for sale, and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to the Yorkshire Cancer Centre