Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Suffolk Group

Ten members attended our second monthly meeting .
We discussed our present work and future plans; wrestled with the theme [Concept and Meaning] for the next ERTF exhibition at Norwich in 2011; had lunch and even did some stitching.
Next meeting is on 25th May, contact Suffolk rep. if you would like to come too.

Saturday, 17 April 2010


MESCH an exhibition of Textile Art

until 3rd May

at the Tavern Gallery in Meldreth.

This newly opened gallery was the old Railway Tavern

situated at the end of Meldreth High Street next door to the Railway Station.

open Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(closed 1-1.30 p.m. for lunch)

The exhibition, with works by ERTF members Marian Murphy and Mavis Howard, also Liz Evans, Margaret Starr and Vanda Campbell.

The exhibition is on the ground floor with easy access and parking

Easy access from the A10 and the 505

Friday, 16 April 2010

Visits to London Exhibitions

If you are interested in joining with other ERTF members to visit the following museum exhibitions dates have been arranged as follows:

Friday 21st May - V&A , Quilts and /or Grace Kelly exhibition
Friday 4th June - PRISM at the Mall Galleries

If you are interested you need to let Chris Spencer know, just so she has names and numbers and she can give you information on time/place to meet. For the V&A exhibitions there is a charge which you can pay on the day; although if you are a V&A member you can get in for free.

If you do not have Chris Spencer's contact details and are interested email me and I will pass your details on, as I would rather not post someone else's personal email address on this blog site - my email is - essexrep1@ertf.org.uk - and please put V&A and/or Prism visit in the subject heading. Janette (Essex Rep/ERTF)

Magnificent Maps at the British Library

From 30th April 2010, the British Library has a free exhibition on maps, which may be of inspiration for some textile artists. For extra inspiration check out:

Starting this Sunday, there are 3 episodes, 1 hour each, 9pm BBC4 : Maps Power, Plunder & Possession. It is repeated on BBC4 later in the week too.
This was given a preview on BBC Breakfast this morning
Then also on BBC 4 this next week, Mon - Thursday 8.30pm 30 minutes each
The Beauty of Maps

Magnificent Maps is a free exhibition - for more information go to www.bl.uk and click on "what's on".

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Reminder Fashion & Textiles Conference

The closing date for bookings for April 24th Fashion and Textile Conference is this Friday 16th April - as long as your applications reach us in the morning post on Monday 19th you can be included. Get filling in that form!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


Come and see Angels in the Church Yard a Textile Hanging made by Secret Cemeteries group.
At St Nicholas Church Yard ElstreeWD6 3EW
Weekend of May 22nd & 23rd 10-4
Textile Art Work that explores Natures Effect on What Man has Made
See Natural dyeing, lace making, photo shop printing, embroidery and quilting techniques. For more information contact Jenny at cemeteryquilts@live.co.uk

A number of the community project are members of ERTF

Monday, 12 April 2010


We are now full steam ahead with this project and have re-opened the list so that all ERTF members can participate.

We are proposing a non-juried, travelling exhibition which will give ERTF members a chance to showcase their work around the region in a non-juried environment.

Members already registered on the project will have received a personal email with full details and an invitation to the Owen Jones Blog Members wishing to find out more should go to the web site, Members Section, Committee Organised Events, Exhibitions to find out more.

An Intent to Exhibition Form has to be returned by 7th May.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. AGM 9.45 to 10.15 am Free and open to all members.

This leads straight into:-

Fashion and Textiles Conference 10.15-4.30 With Trader Chrome Yellow Books

NON MEMBERS ARE WELCOME to our 5th conference which is themed around fashion and textiles, an interesting and fun subject with speakers from commercial and academic backgrounds. We will hear from fashion designer Kathy Lewiston, Dr Veronika Kapsali from Middlesex University on the MA in Fashion Textiles and Dennis Northdruft together with Chris Hall from the Fashion Museum, London. Not forgetting our Members Spotlight featuring Juliet Bryson. A packed and diverse itinerary.

Full details and booking forms go to the ERTF website and look at PUBLIC PROGRAMME CONFERENCE AND SEMINARS

Contact chairman1@ertf.org.uk with any questions

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Herts local meeting

I'd like to invite any members in our area to come to our next meeting on Friday 16th April 10.30-12.30 at Catherina's home, 16 Severn Mead,Hemel Hempstead, HP2 6DX

We usually start with sharing our news, especially ERTF news and then sharing our own latest textile projects and or ideas. Do come its a very good opportunity to net work.
For more information go to the ERTF website and contact the HERTS rep

Hope to see you there. Jenny

Suffolk group

Suffolk members had a very successful meeting at Nowton Hall, Bury St Edmunds - a wonderful 16th century manor house. [I was too impressed to remember to take photos!]
We have pledged to carry forward our enthusiasm into lots of fascinating projects and work.
We will meet monthly, the next is booked for 26th April anyone else interested in joining us please contact Suffolk rep.