Thursday, 30 September 2010
Sunday, 26 September 2010
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Friday, 17 September 2010
As well as Denise's shop there were lots of textiles items around the house, cakes (real and textile), our own "bits and pieces" shop and a swap area - people could bring something and take something else home. Of course, like always, I was so busy talking I didn't get around to taking many photos, but I hope those that are here give a flavour of the day.
Thanks must go to all the members who came or contributed, and non-members who came/helped out today (especially Julie's friend Jo who seemed to have her hands in the washing up bowl for a lot of time), Julie's husband, who not only makes a really good ginger cake but (dressed as a baker) drew the raffle and generally made himself very useful, Denise for bringing her shop, but especially to Julie.
Here's to the next one!
Monday, 13 September 2010
TEA AND TEXTILES 10am-4pm with ERTF member Julie Chellingsworth in a pretty riverside Essex village. NON MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND TO MEET US AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ERTF. A Drop in day with lots of planned activities, including a small shop so you can purchase those bits you need from Craft Arena. If you want to stay for lunch there is a lovely country pub just across the road which does really good food!
Come along and meet other members of ERTF in your region, you never know you may even win one of the raffle prizes!
Full details of this event are on the members page of the website under Essex- Events and Workshops.
Non members that would like to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information, you will be made very welcome.
The weather forecast for today was rain, but despite that as I couldn't get to the private view I decided today was the day for a visit to O2 Exhibition at RHS Hyde Hall .
Eileen Beales- Snowy Day
Chris Bojan - Twitter
Chris Bonnet - Avocet- Norfolk
Zoe Cox - Portrait of a Poppy III
As usual I wasn't disappointed their work is inspiring and as 9 of the 14 members belong to ERTF I thought you might like to share some of their work here. The images do not do the beautiful work justice, so if you can, get along and see for yourself!
Wendy Greene -Tea in the Garden & strawberries Sugar & Cream
Rita Johnson - Poppy Heads
The exhibition is there until 16th September Hyde Hall is a lovely garden with a really good shop and 2 restaurants, if you do not belong to the RHS please don't be put off by the entrance fee, there is lots to see apart from the O2 exhibition, it is easy to spend the day wandering in the gardens.
Tabatha Mitchel-Simons - Wild and Carefree
Elizabeth Nicholls - Too Many Pieces
Dot Reed - Autumn Jacket
This is a very small sample of the work!
(please note that if any other ertf member is having an exhibition we are always happy to promote it on this blog and the website - email me my details are on the ertf website under committee contacts- website)
Friday, 10 September 2010
www.visitessex.com or visit ERTF members area for more information
Thursday, 9 September 2010
There will be many different Arts and Crafts.
ERTF member Catherina Petit Van-Hoey offers MIXED MEDIA 2D TEXTILES
ERTF member Jenny Leslie Offers Naturally Dyed textiles inspired by nature, embroidred and quilted. Community projects. Come and try natural dyeing.
For opening times see www.hvaf.org.uk/open-studios-2010Watford&ThreeRivers
Monday, 6 September 2010
There will be events, workshops, exhibitions, open studios and textile artists include -
Melinda Berkovitz (ERTF and EAST member) and Jacqui Galise. Brochures are available but more information is available on the members section of the ERTF website (http://www.ertf.org.uk/) or by visiting www.chelmsford.gov.uk/artstrail.
If you are not familiar with Deanna's work I can thoroughly recommend a visit. Her first show at Wimpole was one of the best exhibitions I've seen and having been to her Open Studio this summer I'm sure this will not disappoint.