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

11 May 2019

May 2019

Our Mentor, Diane Bates worked with us today as we put together the final preparations for our Spring Showcase exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May.  

Lots of new work will be on display and we very much look forward to welcoming our visitors.  Entry is free, there is lots of parking and of course, tea, coffee and cake will be available too!

01 April 2019

Spring Showcase Exhibition

March 2019

Another industrious meeting of Diverse Threads today.  Carol C, Cathy and Sarah were finishing pieces for their York Open Studios https://www.yorkopenstudios.co.uk/artists.php on 6/7 & 13/14 April

Sue and Carol S were working on pieces for their open studios in Pocklington on the 5th and 6th May.   https://m.facebook.com/notes/pocklington-area-open-studios-2019/our-story/1932096403727147/

The remainder of the group were working on pieces for the Diverse Threads Spring Showcase at the Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton on 25th and 26th May.

23 February 2019

February 2019

We had our mentor Diane Bates working with us today.  She shared some of her latest work in progress and sketches for a forthcoming exhibition at Wentworth Woodhouse - the boot was definitely on the other foot and it really did feel quite strange for us to be critiquing her work for a change!

It was a busy meeting with Carol, Sarah and Cathy working on their April York Open Studio exhibits, Jane and Gwen were working towards an exhibition during April/May at Art in the Mill, Knaresborough whilst others continued to work on pieces for our Diverse Threads Spring Showcase at the Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton at the end of May.  Sue shared with us her completed commission for an ecclesiastical banner and talk turned to a future oriental body of work.

Once again a diverse range of techniques on display and thanks to Gina, we even managed our own car boot at lunchtime!

14 January 2019

January 2019

Our first meeting of the New Year and everyone was busy; some working on commissions and some on their individual pieces for the forthcoming exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton on 25/26 May.  As usual a diverse range of skills were evident!

10 December 2018

The December meeting is our AGM and Christmas lunch kindly hosted by Sandra.  As the photo shows, the Group shared their handmade Christmas cards and talk turned to the forthcoming Spring Showcase exhibition at the Tithe Barn, Nether Poppleton on 25th and 2th May 2019, more details to follow in the New Year!

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!