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

07 November 2020

As the nights grow darker, we all like to look back on those lovely summer days.  Here are a couple of new pieces which Sue Giles has recently completed.

Faces with Flowers

Spurn Lighthouse




06 November 2020

 Exhibition Postponed

Our second attempt at hanging the 'East Meets West' exhibition at Burton Constable Hall has had to be postponed due to the new Covid-19 restrictions.  

Hopefully we can reschedule for 2021 with more success!

 Cathy Needham

Sadly we say goodbye to a long standing member of the Group, Cathy Needham.  Cathy's art has taken off  following her recent appearance on 'Home is where the Art is', so she wants to focus on her commissions and upcoming exhibitions.

We thank Cathy for her contribution to the Group both at meetings and in planning several of our exhibitions and we wish her well in her future endeavours.  

If you are a fan of Cathy's work, she now has an online shop www.cathyneedhamtextileshop.co.uk


Cathy at work on' Stream of Blue'


11 September 2020

New Exhibition dates - East Meets West


Sadly Covid-19 has beaten us again and this exhibition will no longer take place - hopefully next year?


After the disappointment of having to postpone our spring exhibition at Burton Constable Hall due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are thrilled to be able to announce that a new date has now been agreed.






11 July 2020

Cathy features on BBC Programme 'Home Is Where the Art Is'

We loved watching our extremely talented member Cathy Needham yesterday on the BBC Programme 'Home Is Where the Art Is'.  For those of you who haven't seen the programme yet, we won't spoil the ending but suffice to say Cathy did a wonderful job of promoting textile art!
(Series 2 Episode 5)

Here are some screenshots of her appearance on the programme


Cathy also featured on the Yorkshire Post on 1st July with a two page spread about her and her work. It was a lovely article all about her background, how she got into textiles and her involvement with the BBC series.  Here is a link to the article https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/arts-and-culture/film-and-tv/working-science-museum-becoming-egyptian-dancer-textile-artist-cathy-needham-now-appearing-tv-2900108


More information and images of the range of work Cathy produces can be found by clicking on her name on the left hand side of the page.  Links to her website and shop can also be found there.

20 March 2020

Coronavirus Update

Given the current situation with Coronavirus, and in line with Government advice, we have reluctantly decided to cancel the Diverse Thread meetings.  The situation will be reviewed again in September 2020.

To ensure the safety of group members, our forthcoming exhibition ‘East meets West’ at Burton Constable from April 2020 will also be postponed.  Further news on this to follow.

These are unprecedented times, please stay healthy and safe out there.