Essex Guild of Silk Painters
Essex Guild of Silk Painters

Where to buy or learn from our members

A number of members attend the fairs and markets listed on the See Us At page and sell their wares on the day. However a number of members also sell their painted silk (and other items) online or in shops, or offer taught lessons. See below for a brief description, details and links for each member who sells or teaches.

Sue O'Hea is a textile artist based in the Loughton/Buckhurst area of West Essex. She is very active running and selling at Guild events and stalls and offers group lessons and -occasionally- commissions. She is contactable via the Essex Guild- please send her a message via the Contact Us page if you wish to find out more.

Denise Leadley is based in the Southend area of eastern Essex. She offers a number of regular or custom group lessons and sells her work also. Please get in touch via the Guild to find out more (contact details to come).

Julie Winnard is based in the Billericay/Brentwood area of Mid-Essex and sells both painted silk and other textiles and crafts as Jez Designs. She has two Etsy online stores:

jezdesigns which has jewellery and accessories such as bags and scarves



jezdesignscrafts where she sells art, kits, patterns, crafting and sewing supplies and homewares/gifts


She has a private (not usually open to the public) studio and plans to set up some small bookable tutored sessions there in silk painting and textile related crafts for 2018. She does undertake commissions; please contact her through her Etsy stores.


Janetta Sosin is based in the Chelmsford area. She works with mainly silk and glass, and offers taught group sessions, commissions and talks/demos. She is a member of the Guild of Essex Craftsmen.


She sells her glass on Etsy as janettasosin and her silk at Guild stalls at the events listed on the "See us At" page. Please contact her through her Etsy store or the Guild (contact details to come) to enquire about her services.

Diane Lee is based in the Hutton/Shenfield/Brentwood area of Mid-Essex and sells online via Etsy as HeavenlyCreationsUK. She specialises in scarves and evening/occasion bags. please contact her via her Etsy store.

For images from these and other events please see the Gallery on the Past Events page.

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