Sunday, 31 January 2010


If you are coming to the Material Girls Private View or the Meet the Maker and have also been thinking "I should get my ERTF Website Gallery form sorted out" then now is the time to do it! I'll be there so you can hand your filled out form and cheque to me (Miriam) and save on the cost of a stamp!!!!!!!!
I do hope the colourful post has caught your attention.............

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


Don't forget to look at the website for details on how to get your details put onto the Gallery!!!!!!

Friday, 22 January 2010

Members Help Needed

Please can members go the Members Section of web site and look under Committee News. Your help is urgently needed!

Sunday, 17 January 2010


ERTF are getting ready to put the on line gallery onto the website, to be part of this members need to check out the 'Members committee news section' of the website!

Royal Academy - Summer Exhibition applications

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition will be held in London from 14 June to the 22 August. This is the time of year when they are asking artists to apply for a place at this prestigious event.

So check out their website at - you have until mid-March to do so.

Let's see some more textiles on display at this year's show!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Largely Women still at large

Thanks to the snow [thanks so much snow] the Largely Women Exhibition will be extended for another week.OPENING from 11-3

We are at the Mistley Workshop gallery near to Manningtree and next to an excellent cafe.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Friday 19th February, 2010

10.30 am to 12.30 pm

£30 per person

Using Silk fibres and mixed media, we will make wonderful textured surfaces which can be used as backgrounds for stitch, vessels and jewellery.

Phone 01268 523780 or email for more details and to book.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop-Craft Arena

Friday 26th February 2010

2.00 pm to 4.00 pm

£30 per person

Using a simple frame, learn the basic techniques of this centuries old craft which can be used in its own right as an art form, as a background to textile art and stitch and to make bags, scarves etc. With Joan Young.

There is currently a small exhibition of Joan's work in our Gallery.

Phone 01268 523780 or email for more details and to book.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Feltmaking with the lFA - beginners

The International Feltmakers are running an afternoon workshop aimed at beginners but everyone will be welcome regardless of what previous experience you have.

20th February 1.30-5.30pm
in Walthamstow, the venue is just a short walk from Walthamstow Central Station…plenty of trains, buses and underground!

Cost: £20

for more information and booking form see the ERTF Website London or Essex Workshop section

Monday, 4 January 2010

The Material Girls Exhibition 'UNSEEN'1st-12th February 2010

The Material Girls 'UNSEEN' exhibition will be at the The Visual Arts Centre, Frances Bardsley School, Romford, Essex. from the 1st-12th February 2010.
Five of the Material Girls are members of ERTF.