Medway Beaders - an informal, fun beading group in Medway, Kent

About Us

Local beaders from the Medway area wanted a place to meet, chat, bead and get advice.  Medway Beaders was created in 2012 and is now open to new members.  

Our Group

We meet at Sun Pier House CIC Rochester High Street, once a month. Meetings are on the last Sunday and are from 2-4pm.  Monthly subscription is £5.

We exhibited our beadwork at The Kent Bead Fair in March 2013, 2014, 2015 (Ashford) and had a stand at The Big Bead Show in April 2013 (Sandown).

Dee Wingrove-Smith now offers 1-2-1 tuition from her home at weekends.  

If you are interested in learning beadwork and prefer to learn on this basis then please contact Dee using the Contact section above for more details.  

Fee for two hours is £20 and will include materials.

Forthcoming Workshops - 2016 - Open to Non Members

Saturday 25 June 2016 - Jean Power

A full day workshop with the beading genius Jean Power.  Cubic Right Angle Weave (CRAW) Ropes - Intermediate Beading Level

You will need to know the basis of CRAW to get the best out of the class but if you can bead RAW then you will enjoy the challenge of this workshop.

From 9.30 - 4.30 with a break for lunch you will learn lots of exclusive variations on CRAW ropes and then variations on those - you will leave with lots of new possibilities to add to your beadwork and you will learn how to bead an s-hook clasp to finish off your new CRAW ropes perfectly.

The class is about making samples, so no long list of beads to give you, but the ideal beads to bring on the day will be:

10g Size 11 cylinder beads, delicas or aikos
10g Size 8 seed beads
5g Size 11 seed beads
2g Size 15 seed beads
Your bead mat, needles and threads.

Jean Power CRAW Workshop

£ 30 

25 June - one day CRAW Workshop with Jean Power at Medway Beaders

Note: Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we are able to re-fill your place.  Fees are payable in advance in order to enable the group to make payment to the guest tutors in a timely manner.  Payment accepted via paypal, or BACS.

Please contact us for more details if you prefer to pay via BACS transfer.

Join Us

Whether you are an experienced beader or new to beading, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.  We're not tutors but we will share techniques and offer advice to those who ask.  Please contact Dee Wingrove-Smith on the number below or via email : if you have any questions.

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We meet at: Sun Pier House, Sun Wharf, Medway Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4HF, UK | 07843 230950