Blue Coppice Events in 2023

I've been busy making plans for the next few months - and there's a lot going on. I'll update this page throughout the year as I finalise more events so add it to your favourites...

Beehive Trellis in-person workshop

Have you ever wanted to try embroidery but didn’t know where to start? Do you enjoy cross-stitching but wonder what else is out there? Are French knots tying you down? Have you ever wondered how to personalise a piece?

Starting from the basics and working through a wide range of stitches, I'll walk you through the creation of this rose-covered pincushion simply bursting with bees - and just in time to welcome summer...

Beehive Trellis design by Bethany Hughes from Blue Coppice

  • 6 x 2hr classes, starting from 10am-12pm Saturday 15 April 
  • Plus individual support for 8 weeks
  • All materials provided including linen, DMC threads, gold-plated needle, hoop, card template and much more...
  • All classes will be held at Alexandra Arts, 72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL

From only £95 with limited places available - book now! 

E-mail me on for more details

Online lecture

I'm thrilled to announce that the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design (SFSNAD) invited me to join their programme of online lectures this spring. I'll be talking about how a fragment of inspiration doodled in a sketchbook becomes a fully-fledged design and booklet of instructions ready for others to stitch - and it's free to join!

  • Title: 'Counted thread embroidery designs - from inspiration to print'
  • Date/time: 10am PST / 7pm BST on 24 May 2023
  • To book: visit the Eventbrite page to sign-up

Arts/craft shows

Alexandra Arts, 72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
Venue: Alexandra Arts, 72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
Nicknamed 'The Alex', Alexandra Arts is an old pub turned fabulous new arts venue/cafe in Rugby, Warwickshire. Join me and loads of other local artists and makers for some great shopping, entertaining conversation, coffee and homemade cake - from embroidery to jewellery, printmaking to photography, and watercolours to weaving...there's something for everyone.
Date Event
24-26 March Alex Arts Weekend
5-7 May Coronation Weekend
22-25 June Warwickshire Open Studios
29 June - 2 July Warwickshire Open Studios
13-16 July Alex Summer Show
8-10 September Heritage Open Weekend
15-17 September Heritage Open Weekend




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