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Kay Dennis

Kay is an experienced stumpwork and needlelace teacher who regularly teaches at Hampton Court, Missenden Abbey, Knuston Hall and at Embroiderers' Guild Branches and private groups. Kays latest commission is working on a project for the National Trust. Kay, along with her husband, has written three books on the subject.

Frances Pickering

Frances loves making books and teaching people how to make them has become the main focus of her work. She finds teaching very rewarding and derives great satisfaction from watching others make their own individual and personal books.

Mulberry Silks

Mulberry Silks lives happily in the Cotswolds, where Patricia Wood offers a unique selection of hand-wound silk threads in beautiful colour schemes for hand and machine embroidery, Lace-making, Quilting, Smocking etc. The pure silk thread is available in varying thicknesses thus suiting all needs.

Denman College

Denman College is a graceful Georgian house, set in 17 acres of beautiful grounds and is the WI's own Residential Adult Education College near Oxford, and was named after the first NFWI Chairman, Lady Denman.

Knuston Hall

Knuston Hall is a Grade II listed Adult Residential College located near Rushden in East Northamptonshire.  The Hall has a comprehensive programme of study breaks and courses for adults (18+) throughout the year. The facilities are also available for a wide variety of events including meetings, seminars and training.

Beadworks Guild

The Beadworkers Guild was formed in 1999 and is now a Registered Charity with a small board of directors and two full time staff. The Guild is a focus for everyone who enjoys beading and learning about beadwork, where the emphasis is on individual creativity, and the sharing of ideas and techniques.

Mace and Nairn

Mace and Nairn specialise in materials for the traditional hand embroiderer - fine linens & even weaves, silk threads, metal threads, twill, canvas & the whole range of Appleton's crewel & tapestry wools.

And the tools you need to do the job - slate frames, stiletto's & laying tools, pin vices and curved needles.

Black work - Crewel work - Gold work - Needlepoint - Stump work - White work

The Guild of Needlelaces

The Guild of Needle Laces was set up in 1983 by a group of Nenia Lovesey's students. This ancient craft having practically died out is today enjoying a fresh revival. Stumpwork, 3 dimensional pieces/collage style with a painted background, embroidery techniques, braids and tassels are all working methods in progress today.

The Embroiderers' Guild

The Embroiderers' Guild is the UK's leading craft organisation, a self-funding educational charity and registered museum which promotes embroidery and provides access to its resources and skills for the benefit of the whole community.

The Guild promotes embroidery as being all work stitched or derived from stitch.

Search Press

Search Press are the leading independent art and craft book publisher and distributor. They have over 30 years of publishing experience in the Art and Craft market specialising in this area for all of that time.

Their titles are always practical, with tried and tested projects across a broad range of topics. As they have worked exclusively in art and crafts they have a clear understanding of what the market wants and how their readers want material presented.