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Blue Coppice Events in 2023 - updated!


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...

Arts/craft shows 

I love talking to fellow stitchers (and potential stitchers!) so you can often find me exhibiting at local shows. If you'd like me to appear at en event local to you, drop me an email on hello@bluecoppice.com with the details and I'll look into it!
Date Event Venue
24-26 March Alex Arts Weekend Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
5-7 May Coronation Weekend
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
19-21 May Rugby Bikefest Weekend
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
11 June Charity Shopping Event Rugby Railway Club, Hillmorton Road, Rugby CV22 5AL
22-25 June Warwickshire Open Studios
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
29 June - 2 July Warwickshire Open Studios
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
26 August Makers’ Market

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum 

https://www.ragm.co.uk

8-10 September Heritage Open Weekend
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
15-17 September Heritage Open Weekend
Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
13-15 October Alex Arts Weekend Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
27-29 October Alex Arts Weekend Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
10-12 November  Textile Fair

Compton Verney

https://www.comptonverney.org.uk/event/the-textile-fair-4/

18 November Christmas Fair

Wise Investment

The Great Barn, Oxford Road, Chipping Norton, OX7 5QR 

Ample free parking on site / Disabled access friendly 

24 November Alex Arts Weekend Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
8-10 December 12 Days of Alexmas Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
15-17 December 12 Days of Alexmas

Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL

21-22 December 12 Days of Alexmas

Alexandra Arts, 
72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL

 Venue spotlight: Alexandra Arts

Alexandra Arts, 72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
Alexandra Arts, 72-73 James Street, Rugby CV21 2SL
Nicknamed 'The Alex', Alexandra Arts is an old pub turned fabulous arts venue/cafe in Rugby, Warwickshire. You can often find me and loads of other local artists and makers there 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.
For details of the latest events, visit https://artatthealex.blogspot.com 

Talk

Rugby and District Arts Society invited me to talk about my work on Wednesday 5th July. I was expecting to join them in 2024, but a fellow artist had to pull out so I covered!

  • Title: ‘Creating an embroidered world'
  • Date/time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm BST on 5 July 2023
  • Location: Dunchurch Village Hall, Rugby Road, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 6PN
  • Price: Free for members, £5.00 for non-members

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

These events have now closed, but if you'd like me to speak at your local group, e-mail me on bethany@bluecoppice.com

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.

Beehive Trellis design by Bethany Hughes from Blue Coppice

  • 6 x 2hr classes
  • 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

E-mail me on bethany@bluecoppice.com to register interest for 2024 dates

(Post last updated 29 September 2023)


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