Beading Groups and Classes in Dorset


Priory Beaders

contact: Jane Marie Griffin

tel: 07773 448 269


meeting on: the 2nd Saturday in the month 10:00am to 3:00pm

at: Stanpit Village Hall, Stanpit

for: Bead and chat, group projects, exhibitions

Ferndown, Poole and Wimborne

contact: Tonia Bolger

tel: 01202 870 364 or 07842 873 658


for: Beading classes for people with additional support needs and Bead Soup Group

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Ferndown, Southampton and other areas on request

contact: Annette Bolton

tel: 01202 824 015


for: One day beading classes, will travel to other areas, also exciting residential courses

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Meet & Bead

Contact: Cheryl Clarke

tel: 01425279992


Meeting on:  Every Thursday 10:30am to 1:00pm

at: CJ Beaders 15 Lakewood Road Highcliffe Dorset BH23 5NX 

for: Activities etc A great chance to relax, have a cuppa, meet with other beaders & bead 

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Easy, free parking Tea & Coffee Available for £1.00  

 Kinson, Lytchett Matravers

Frangipani Bead Groups

contact: Fran Griffith

tel: 01202 625 775


meeting on: Last Sunday in the month 10:00am to 4:00pm

at: Kinson Community Centre, Pelhams Park, Milhams Road, Kinson BH10 7LH

for: Informal bead group working on own pieces. Private lessons available. Beadwork Classes

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Royal Manor Beaders

contact: Angela Russell

tel: 01305 770 140


meeting on: the 3rd Saturday in the month 1:30pm to 4:00pm and Thursday evenings 7:00pm to 9:30pm

at: Skylark Studio, St Georges Centre, Reforme DT5 2AW

for: 1day workshops several times a year, every Thursday evening is a general craft evening

 Semley, Shaftsbury

Batty Beaders

contact:  Mary Gray



meeting on: the last Monday in the month 10:00am to 12:30pm

at: Stitch'n'Craft studio

for: Bead and chat

 Semley, Shaftsbury

contact: Lynn Firth

tel: 01747 830 066


for: Beading workshops with various tutors

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Wendy's Beaders

contact: Wendy Cavalier-Hirth

tel: 01258 857 708


meeting on: Wednesday 10:00am to 12:00pm

at: Endfield, Blandford Road, Sturminster Marshall, Wimborne BH21 4AF

for: Bead and chat, occasional visiting demonstrations


        Lytchett Minster                   


contact: Lesley Lee Wiggins

tel: 07718 245 448


meeting on: Sunday monthly 10am - 4pm

at: Stitchnbead, The Courtyard Craft Centre, Lytchett Minster. Poole, Dorset, BH16 6BA

for: Seed beading and live demonstrations, pdf tutorials