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Cutting Edge was established in April 2012 by Pam Stead, Hilary Carney and Monica Dennis. it was the brainchild of Pam Stead and Hilary Carney and we were grateful to Spike Dennis who designed the logo and helped with establishing the blog.

Cutting Edge is a textile group that meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 10.00am and 3.00pm  in Ystradowen Village Hall, Vale of Glamorgan. We sew, quilt, embroider, crochet – in fact – anything that takes your fancy! For more information, or to join Cutting Edge contact Monica Dennis email: cuttingedgetextiles@gmail.com

We also have an off-shoot group – Dyeing to Paint – that meets the 1st Thursday of every month in St Hilary Village Hall, Vale of Glamorgan. It is for anyone interested in experimenting with fabric paints/crayons. print blocks/stencils etc. For more information email cuttingedgetextiles@gmail.com

Sadly, Pam died suddenly in September 2014 leaving members bereft. She will be greatly missed for her generosity and kindness. A tribute to Pam can be found here.

Hilary stood down from running the group in September 2016. Members thanked her for the wonderful contribution that she had made over the past 5 years.

Monica Dennis and Liz Price currently run the group with support from other members

The group has had two major projects in recent years:

– The WW1 quilt challenge. Click here to read about it

– Celebrating the Year of the Sea Exhiibtion (2018) held in Tapestri Cafe, Swansea as part of the Swansea Festival of Stitch. The work was shown again in September 2019 at the Old Hall as part of the Vale Makers

In 2019 Cutting Edge Textile Group joined Vale Makers . The group has a page on the website


  1. Jan

    I would just like to thank you all for making me so welcome, walking into a room and not knowing a sole is quite daunting but you all made me feel at home straight away. I thought all your work was amazing and it was great to see what you all working on, I shall look forward to seeing you all again in Sept. thanks again jan

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  3. Patricia Price

    Dear Monica and Liz
    I would love to join your group and would welcome information about whether this is possible.
    I have recently cut down my working hours so I am now ‘semi’ retired after a wonderful career in academia.
    I have completed the certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery and I’m now working on the Diploma. I’ve been seeing and knitting since I was 6 and love connecting with others with a similar passion.
    I heard about your group at a Goldwork session run by Salinder at the YstradOwen centre when I sat next to Amanda.
    I understand that you may not have a place available at the moment but hope there’ll be a way that I can be in touch.

    All the best

    • Monica Dennis

      Hello Patricia. Sincere apologies for not responding sooner – I have only just seen your comment on the blog – I was away in February so it slipped under the radar! You are more than welcome to visit us – 2nd Tuesday of the month 10am – 3pm at Ystradown Village hall ( directions can be downloaded from the blog). Just drop in for a coffee initially if you would like or you are welcome to stay for the day – whatever suits. Visitors pay £5. We are a very informal and friendly group and would love to meet you!

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