Classes 2020

Kay has five groups that she regularly teaches at -  Uxbridge, Middlesex;  Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire;  Charing, Kent; Croxley Green in Hertfordshire and Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire. All the groups (except Uxbridge) are organised by somebody else, if you are interested in attending a day, please contact Kay ( and your name will be passed to the organiser.

The members in each of the groups work on their own projects.  New members can bring something of their own, or Kay can bring a specially designed project for them.

Most of the groups meet on a Saturday, only Marsh Baldon meets during the week.


This group is run by Kay and meets every month except August.  The group is full and there is a waiting list.  Occasionally Kay takes in one or two people off the waiting list for a day.  

The following groups all have vacancies and are happy to have new members

Stoke Mandeville

The group meets in February, May and October.


The group meets in April, June, July, September and October

Croxley Green

The group meets in March and October

Marsh Baldon

The group meets in April, July and October


Themed Classes

These classes have a theme to them and all students work on that theme.

Theme:   The Orchard

The Royal Collection has a casket that is traditionally embroidered around the front and sides, but the top is unusual in that the elements are three dimensional.  The scene is a shepherdess sitting under a tree with a further four trees and her sheep which are milling around under the trees.  Grasses and flowers complete the scene.  I am using this scene as the inspiration.

The class meets four times in 2020,  Saturday March 21st;  9th May; 13th June and 5th September.   Students can use their embroidery to use on a box top or mounted on a board. As it is a large and long project students can choose to make samples or a smaller version.

There are a couple of spaces available, to book on this course please email Kay.

Each student will be given ideas for making the trees, fruits, the ground the figure is sitting on and the figure, patterns for making the animals (sheep and rabbits), leaves, flowers and clothing for the figure.

Uxbridge summer school
27th - 31st July.  Theme:  The Hedgerow

Hedgerows are very much part of our British countryside and are home to a huge variety of flowers, fruits and insects and as such, makes a wonderful inspiration for a stumpwork embroidery.

Over the week we will make flowers, berries, leaves and insects all using traditional stumpwork techniques and simple embroidery and needlelace stitches.

Please contact Kay for details

South East Region of the Embroiderers Guild Summer School
Theme.  The Hedgerow

 Friday 19th - Sunday 21st June

Venue:   Roffey Park Institute, Forest Row, Horsham.

Please contact Kay for more details

Knuston Hall, Irchester, Northamptonshire

In 2020 Kay is teaching at Knuston three times.   Although Kay is there for five days the five days are split into two courses, so students can choose to attend all five days or either Friday-Sunday or Sunday -Wednesday, only summer school runs as a whole course.

There is a theme for all courses, but students can choose to work on their own projects.  New students can choose to work on a specially designed project by Kay or a project of their own choice.

Friday 17th - Sunday 19th April / Sunday 19th - Wednesday 22nd April.  Theme:  The Waters Edge.  

Embroidery Summer School.   Sunday 19th - Friday 24th July.  Theme: Bugs, Beetles and Butterflies.

There are two tutors on this course, Kay and a fellow embroiderer and friend, Pat Trott.  Students are given patterns to work from (or they may bring their own patterns) Pat and Kay show the students different ways of embroidering the insects.

Friday13th- Sunday 15th November / Sunday 15th - Wednesday 18th November. Theme The Hedgerow.