Bead Groups

Beads and Biscuits at Halfpenney’s

updated March 2022

A warm welcome waits for visitors to The Beading Room. If you join one of our bead groups, or come to one of our workshops you will also enjoy your tea or coffee served in one of our unique mugs, and the biscuits are nearly always home-made!

Never beaded before, or already addicted? Then why not join us soon. Alternatively, I can tailor a workshop to suit your needs, 1:1 or for your group. Just get in touch to see what we can offer.

When we re-opened our doors to the bead groups in March 2022, we reduced the number of places available, and at the same time added 2 new groups to allow for better social distancing.

Click on the link below to see which groups have places and to see our meeting dates for 2022.

Bead Group Availability as at January 2023

To join us, or for more information about the bead groups, you can ring Kathryn on 01254 236049 or email

Our bead groups

Tuesday afternoon 1.30 – 4.00pm
Tuesday evening 7.00 – 9.30pm

Wednesday afternoon 1.30 – 4.00pm

Wednesday evening 7.00 – 9.30pm*

Thursday evening 7.00 – 9.30pm

*This group is temporarily closed but waiting for new members!

These half-day groups are held on the 1st and 3rd day of each month. There is no joining fee and you pay just £3.50 when you come. They are informal groups where you can bring your own beads and things or you can buy some of ours!

We take inspiration from each other and from the large display of samples and worked pieces there are around.

We help each other to learn new stitches or colour-match beads. Sometimes we all have a go at the same stitch. It’s all very flexible and the most important thing is to have a go and have fun.

They are very friendly groups and the amount of beading done does vary from week to week. We have a great time and make new friends. There is a wide range of experience and everyone is willing to help.

FIT (Finish It Today) Sunday 10.00am – 3.30pm

This group is held once a month – date varies – and you pay £10.00 when you come and you bring your own lunch. Whilst we are operating on reduced numbers, there are no bookable places, but once we feel safe to do so, places will be available to book online.

The morning begins with bacon butties and tea or coffee (or some such combination) and more drinks and cake are served at lunchtime.

It was instigated by beaders who wanted dedicated beading time to finish a workshop project before they started a new one – hence the name. Mind you a lot of new ideas and projects were also started, and not all of them finished. It’s a Work in Progress!

New or experienced beaders are welcome to any of our groups. Please contact Kathryn for more details. Email or telephone 01254 236049.

Our workshops – not yet re-opened

The Beading Room will open 15 minutes before the start time and remain open for 30 minutes after the end of the workshop.

Half-day workshops are 3 hours long and include refreshments.
Full-day workshops are 6 hours long and include refreshments but not lunch.

Your workshop!

Why not let us organise a beading workshop just as you want it. You can choose from a range of projects from our own workshops, pick from one of our kits or I can design a project around a technique you want to learn. Prices will vary depending on venue, numbers and the project chosen, but why not get in touch and see what we can offer.

For more information or to request a project list ring Kathryn on 01254 236049 or email

Your group

Why not hire The Beading Room to host your own bead or craft group. The specially designed room has exceptional lighting, large tables and seating for 12 people. Refreshments can be provided.

For more information about room hire ring Gordon on 01254 236049 or email