Thursday, 28 July 2011

Concepts & Meanings Exhibition

Please click on the poster to enlarge.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

2012 AGM & Conference

Please make a note of the date - the 2012 AGM and conference will be held on:

Saturday 14th April 2012

Girton College Cambridge

The Conference is open to Non Members. Further information will be made available as soon as it finalised. Please check back on the blog, and also via the website.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Cambs and Beds

Lace and Lacemaking

Friday 21 October 2011 from 10.30

A drop in day (with coffee and cake) to look at lace in general and 'have a go' if you would like to.

We could even have a shared lunch if enough people will be around at midday.

Available to look at will be a selection of traditional and contemporary pieces of my work together with work in progress and some beginner pillows set up for anyone to have a try.

Open to both ERTF members and non members: members will find more details on the ERTF website. Non members can obtain more details by emailing

Cambs and Beds

Dyeing Day

Friday 2 September from 10.30 - 4ish.

Janet Cook will host another Dyeing Day at her house, she is hoping this will be a more convenient day than the last time when so many people were really busy. Many of you will have used Procion Dyes before so Janet will skip basic techniques and concentrate on textures and colour mixes.

The day will be excellent for pooling ideas, experiences, successes and even the odd disaster.

Open to all ERTF members, further details are posted on the ERTF website.

Monday, 18 July 2011


DEADLINE for Submission is:

22nd July 2011
Open to Members who have Registered an Intent to Enter - please read the Members Section of the ERTF website for clarification. (Committee Organised Programme - Exhibitions).

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

BA (Hons) Textiles

I know that many of our members are caught up in the closure of Julia Caprara School with the shut down of the BA course. I thought I would let you know that the Open College of the Arts are just starting a new BA accredited by Bucks Uni who run their own BA in Textiles. Details are not yet on their web site but ring 0800 731 2116 for snail mail details. I got them today and will be restarting my degree in September!

A networking ERTF BA Group for the OCA could be good for the future!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Heritage Silks - Fabrics from English Historic Houses, Castles and Cathedrals

This exhibition includes a selection of hand-woven silks produced by Warner & Sons for some of the best known historic buildings in England. Information also about the commissions, drawings and production.

Warner Textile Archive in Braintree, Essex is open on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm.

The exhibition continues until 8 February 2012.

Full information on the ERTF website