Spring 2014 Journal

The Spring Guild of Silk Painters
Journal is out! All the information about our AGM in April and the special Workshop to be held in the beautiful grounds of Waterperry in Oxfordshire!
Plus members' articles, Branch reports and lots more!

We now have a For Sale section
where you can advertise your silk-related items or services for sale.
Contact the committee for details.

Please note that the advert
in the latest Journal regarding Industrial steaming is incorrect,
view the correct ad in our
For Sale section.

Contact Kaz for more details.

The deadline for your articles, information, reports etc to go into the next Journal is 5th May 2014.

Remember to visit & 'LIKE' us on facebook!

Send us details of your exhibitions, events, craft fairs, open studios - and anything else that you would like advertised here or that you think silk painters would enjoy!

And remember to send in some
new photos of your latest work to go into the Gallery!




It's your chance to have your say - join our committee
and influence the way the Guild is going!
Or nominate a friend (with their permission)
who you think would like to have more of a say
in the running of the Guild.

This year we are combining the AGM, which will start promptly at 2.30pm, with an experimental workshop, combining techniques, running from 9.30 - 1pm.

Click here for more information and to download the Nomination form and the Workshop form.

The AGM this year is to be held at the beautiful Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire. A stunning place to explore, relax and shop in beautiful surroundings - as well as attending the Guild's AGM and workshop!!

Waterperry Gardens

There are a huge number of things to enjoy at this fabulous venue: Ornamental Gardens, Plant Centre & Garden Shop - Gallery and Gift Barn - Nursery and Orchards - Museum and Teashop - as well as year round Events and special Arts, Crafts and Gardening Courses.


Join here!

The Guild of Silk Painters
is an international, non-profit making organisation,
based in Great Britain whose aim is to promote and
inspire the art of silk painting.

Membership of the Guild will provide you, amongst other benefits, with a network of fellow painters of all levels, abilities and locations to share and exchange ideas and information through the Journal and the website.

Artists often work alone and miss the stimulation that
can be gained from creative interchange. The Guild will encourage you, through your local branch, to meet
regularly with other painters for demonstrations, workshops and lectures.

There are also opportunities to showcase members' work both here in the galleries and in the Journal.

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Updated 24 March 2014

Here Be Dragons:
April 2nd-27th
Fire your imagination with this exhibition looking at dragon myths and legends from around the globe.  From ancient to contemporary cultures, marvel at silk kimono design, armour and a display of silk worms. 
Children will be able to interact with the exhibition by adding magnets to the panels - perfect for keeping little ones amused!  Delivered in the lead up to St George's Day celebrations at Forty Hall.
Forty Hall Enfield (M25 A10 junction)
Entrance Free; Open from 12 noon

Member's Exhibition:
24 May-7th June
One of our members, Henry Blackshaw is having an exhibition of his silk paintings! There will be a reception on Friday 23rd May from 6-9pm, which is open to the public. At Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London, N7 0SF. The venue is open every day. For more info go to

South East Open Studios:
6 to 22 June
Kent, Surrey and Sussex artists and craftsmen open their studios for the public to visit. Our Journal and Web editor, Elitta, will be taking part - do come and visit!!

Creative Crafts Show:
4 to 6 September
Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ

All the materials and supplies you need for your crafts and hobbies. Including new workshops and demonstrations - and the Surrey branch of our Guild!

The Knitting & Stitching Show:
9 to 12 October
Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY:
For knitting and stitching and more; crochet, embroidery, patchwork and quilting, felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, felt, embossing… and the Essex branch of our Guild!!

Branch programmes! Find out what your local branch is doing!


What Silk Painting or related events have you or your group got planned for next year?

Let us know and we can advertise yours!