Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Creating Links by Heather Black

 Heather has been taking part in a joint project between the WI and Chelsea College of Art.

Students and WI members worked on a number of the themed campaigns championed by the Women's Institute to bring about social and political change. Heather elected to work on the theme of  combatting loneliness. 

Creating Links by Heather Black

Heather made a series of links made from naturally dyed fabrics - weld, madder and indigo - with buttons and buttonholes so the can be linked and relinked as friendships are formed. All hand stitched.

A virtual gallery of all the work made as part of this joint project is planned. 


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Drawing Threads Exhibition New Date Confirmed

 The Drawing Threads exhibition by Out of the Fold postponed from May 2020 will now take place at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds from Wed 22nd until Sun 26th September 2021.

All eleven members of Out of the Fold will exhibit work under the main theme of the show "Drawing Threads"

Work in progress by Mary McIntosh

In addition we will have a display of work celebrating 1000 years of Bury St Edmunds Abbey

Detail of piece by Dee Nicholson

As lockdown meant we had longer to prepare for this exhibition we will alsos show the results of a group project stitched over the past year with progress being shared at our monthly zoom meetings.
But you will have to wait and see what we have in store. Here is a tiny glimpse of a piece by Caroline

Detail by Caroline Brown

Sunday, 5 April 2020


The Out of the Fold exhibition planned for May 2020 has been cancelled owing to the current Covid-19 crisis.

We hope to reschedule the exhibition for Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021.

We wish all of our family, friends and fellow textile artists the best of health. Keep calm, keep well and keep stitching.

Thursday, 27 February 2020


Mary continues to explore the theme of the weaving industry in her work and this piece 'Velvet' is inspired by the way that velvet is woven and then sliced through with wires to create the pile.

This 4 metre long piece, which uses 4000 (yes thousand) metres of thread will be on show at the 'Drawn Thread' exhibition at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds from Wed 20th until Sun 24th May 2020

Mary McIntosh 'Velvet' (detail)

Friday, 14 February 2020

Marion Baker Workshop at The Guildhall

Dun with Dorset Buttons
Marion Baker Workshop

Sunday 24th May

1pm - 3.30pm


£3 pack payable to the tutor on the day

Fun with Dorset Buttons - more than just a closure technique

Enjoy the afternoon creating some beautiful buttons with ideas and instructions on how to use them.
£3 pack wil be available with needle, rings, yarn and isntructions. If you prefer to bring your own yarn, please do so. 4 ply is best.

To book please contact Lynne Pretty  Email:

Karen Frost Workshop at The Guildhall

Embroidered Heart
Sunday 24th May 10am - 12.30

Karen Frost - Embroidered Heart

Learn and explore embroidery stitched with a recycled twist


Kit £3 payable to the tutor on the day

To book please contact Lynne Pretty  Email:
Participants will need to bring sewing kit and scissors