Essex Guild of Silk Painters
Essex Guild of Silk Painters

Branch Events 2020


NORMALLY: Branch events are open to members only and places must be booked in advance. We are however a friendly group and open to new members joining!


Most workshops are held the first Saturday of each month, in Toot Hill Village Hall, near Ongar -postcode CM5 9LR-

from 10am-4pm.  Please note details on the dates & details below will change slightly during the year; we will try to keep them up to date here but will also try to notify members directly of any sudden short-notice changes!

Please book spaces by emailing Sue O'Hea on


Remember, for most of our workshops if you don't fancy the planned activity you can bring your own project to work on. Please check with Sue O'Hea before you do however!



Due to the pandemic we still can't meet in person, but we do try to organise an online meet-up at 10am on the day we would have had our normal workshop, to chat, share silky and other craft things and keep in touch. Members will recieve an invitation to the video-meet; if you haven;t heard from us please email to make sure we have your current contact details!


Meetings planned for 2020: 

Please note these may change especially later in the year.

4th January -                         AGM (bead workshop cancelled due to no heating!)

1st February -                       "100" GoSP journal anniversary scarf- a fun group project to get the year started!

7th March -                            Lavender/wardrobe sachets and small pouches with Denise Leadley

4th April -                              Cancelled

2nd May -                              We were planning to visit the Kimono exhibition at the V&A instead of a workshop.

                                              Although we couldn't go we did a video meet and there is an online tour of it here. 


Assume please that all the folowing will be cancelled until further notice: we will be in touch if the lockdown restrictions are eased enough for us to have some kind of meeting.


6th June -    (TBC)                 Indigo (Cancelled- video meet instead)

2nd/3rd/4th July - (TBC)     Batik 3 day workshop with Sue Thomas at Toot Hill +PAT testing for electrical appliances


1st August   - (TBC)             Visit to Copped Hall and its walled gardens to sketch, silk paint and be inspired

5th September -                   Beginner's Skills and playday

3rd October - (TBC)              Autumn leaves themed workshop with Denise Leadley


7th November -                     Jenny O'Leary workshop- batik on tissue

5th December                       Christmas Lunch and short workshop (maybe Silk Jewellery with Essex members)




Please see the Gallery and the Past Events page for some highlights of previous years.



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