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 from 10am-4pm. Please note details on the dates 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 on Treasurer@essexsilkpainters.co.uk
Meetings planned for 2018:
Please note these may change especially later in the year.
Jan 6th- AGM and Decolourant workshop
Feb 3rd- Weaving on small frames- use your scrap silk and saved textile pieces and beads etc to make a small wall hanging with Ang from Weird Weave (confirmed, limited spaces)
Mar 3rd- Microwave dyeing and playday Cancelled due to snow, sorry
Apr 7th- Marbling on silk -please email email@example.com to check your booking
May 12th- Card making with our resident artist, Sue Thomas
June 2nd- Copped Hall picinic and workshop- earlier this year to see a different range of flowers!
July 5-7th- Batik Wax annual 3 day workshop -includes at least one taught day by Sue Thomas (TBC)
Aug 4th- Playday using inspiration from the members
Sept 1st- Sewing -reverse applique with silk (TBC)
Oct 6th- Working with salt
Nov 3rd- TBD
Dec 1st- Xmas meeting and lunch- possibly making lanterns/lampshades
Please see the Gallery and the Past Events page for some highlights of previous years.