Beadworkers Guild weekend

Once a year the Beadworkers Guild in the UK gather together in Daventry for a weekend of beady happiness.
We’re going to be gathering for a ‘Bead in’ on the theme of the 1960’s and I’ve packed a bag of neon bright (or should that be day glow?) beads and deliciously colourful plastic cabochons that look good enough to eat, oh, and some enamel cup chain that I’m looking forward to experimenting with. Time to break out of my comfort zone of muted tones and get groovy!
Who knows what Albion Stitch adventures might happen.
If I come up with anything cool, I’ll be sure to show and share it with you here when I get home.

60s Beads
60s Beads

Join us if you can as there’s a lovely Bead Bazaar on Sunday May 8th 2016.

To find out more about the Guild, this event, and our much bigger bi-annual event ‘The Great British Bead Show’ with lots of workshops to attend in 2017… visit

As well as organising events and attending bead shows, the Guild publish a quarterly Journal for members. It’s packed with projects, news and… book reviews. Lovely to see ‘Introducing Albion Stitch’ reviewed in the current issue. Thank you so much for the glowing review, special because it’s written by beaders, for beaders.