The Beading Festival

We do love a party at The Beadworkers Guild!

So, we would like to welcome you to our Beading Festival, a biennial themed event, which alternates with The Great British Bead Show.

The Beading Festival is a fun filled three-day residential (optional) event, where we catch up with friends. If you are new to the event you will be welcomed by all and will soon become part of our beady family.

Friday - the fun starts with a few workshops to get your creative ideas flowing, with projects created specifically for this event, by our highly skilled and talented designers.

When beading is done for the day, join us for pre-dinner drinks, then after dinner, relax and enjoy an entertaining talk from our guest speaker.


Saturday - The Bead-In is a buzz!

We create a party atmosphere by beading together.

Working to a chosen theme, design and create you own works of art, inspired by the images, artifacts and themed beadwork samples on display around you.

Non-designer? No problem! We provide a handout with projects and basic stitch instructions. There is also a help desk for anyone who needs assistance.

Sunday - The show culminates with a beautiful display of members’ work, an inspiring exhibition of Annual Challenge themed competition entries and an opportunity for both members and the public to enjoy some retail therapy at our Bead Bazaar.