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 Treasurer@essexsilkpainters.co.uk
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!
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 - Beginner's Skills and Playday- work on your own projects, finish items off
2nd May - We are planning to visit the Kimono exhibition at the V&A instead of a workshop.
(Please contact Sue O'Hea or Julie Winnard for details and see here)
6th June - (TBC) Indigo kit/tie-dyeing day with Julie Winnard and Denise Leadley
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.