Monday, 29 November 2010

Essex Event at Fairkytes, Hornchurch (27 Nov 2010)

Although only a small group met on Saturday for the first, of what we hope will be a series of Essex based meetings, we seemed to have a good afternoon. The theme for the day was sketchbooks and members brought sketchbooks they made and participated in a exercise designed to be a starting point, but also showing how something can be made from almost nothing.

Fairkytes was an excellent venue - very light and warm (paticularly useful on a very cold winter day), and with easy parking.

Our next date is planned for March 2011, hopefully avoiding any bad weather at the early part of the year. Hopefully a few more members will be able to attend at that time.

The photo above shows some of those present working on their sketchbooks - as you can see deep in thought.

Saturday, 27 November 2010

This exhibition at the Upstairs Gallery in Beccles is the first by the new Suffolk Textile Group - Twisted Chain.

Thursday, 18 November 2010


Pop along and say hello to ERTF member Cathy Unwin, and buy a few Christmas Prezzies.........

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sketchbook day - Members Event

ERTF is running a sketchbook day for members, based in the Essex region on Saturday 27th November 2010; 2pm until 4pm.

Hopefully this will be the first of other regular Essex based events. We have booked the Fairkytes Arts Centre, Hornchurch and chose sketchbooks as a theme as it covers all textile disciplines. We will have a small activity to participate in (optional) and hopefully members will bring their sketchbooks (or inspiration books, notebooks, ideas books) as a starting point for discussion. Also there will be some ideas on how to make books.

The cost of the afternoon will be £3 to cover the hire of the room, but will include tea and coffee.

Sorry - members only, but of course you don't have to be an Essex member to come to this Essex based day. Contact the ERTF Essex Rep for more information -

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Essex Members - Christmas Dinner

Essex members are having a Christmas Dinner, this will be a great opportunity for networking. For more information see the members website.

Concepts and Meanings Exhibition

The details and forms are now on the ERTF website for the Second Juried Exhibition.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

A really stimulating well attended conference yesterday at Dragon Hall, Norwich, exploring Concept and Meaning.
To get a flavour of the content, for those that could not get there, have a look at the websites for Debbie Lyddon and Les Bicknell.
A lovely venue, good food, an excellent preview for our exhibition there in September 2011.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Costal Inspirations exhibition - Colcheter

For information on workshops - visit the Members area of the ERTF website.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Bungay exhibition

Christina and friends studied for an MA in textiles at UEA.
They have stayed together as a stitching group, and after their successful exhibition in Diss in October now have this event for your delectation