Friday, 31 July 2015

ERTF Summer newsletter - now available on the website

The latest edition of the ERTF newsletter (summer 2015) is now available on the website - reviews, reports and details of up and coming exhibitions. - then click on the members area.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

ERTF Autumn Conference - Wearable Art - Saturday 17 October at Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

Booking is now open for the ERTF Autumn Conference to be held on Saturday 17 October 2015 at Letchworth Settlement, 229 Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 4UB.

There is a morning activity followed by a talk by award winning fashion and textile designer Jan Knibbs.  This West Country based designer of wearable art features rich hand worked embroidery inspired by nature and the changing seasons, and incorporates delicate floral designs in applique,ribbon embroidery and beadwork.

Also Cornucopia Shop.  Lunch and refreshments provided during the day.

Open to Members and Non-Members - visit the ERTF website home page for timetable and booking form.  

Please book by 7 October 2015.

Monday, 20 July 2015

ERTF visit to Docwra's Manor Garden

ERTF members visited Docwra's Manor Garden in Cambridgeshire recently - a chance for members to meet up, sketch, photograph and be inspired.

Another ERTF day out is being planned in the Essex region (open to all ERTF members) at Marks Hall Garden on Tuesday, 4 August - see the previous blog post for more details or visit the ERTF website.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Marks Hall, Essex Visit on August 4th

On August 4th at 11am some of the Essex members of the ERTF are meeting at Marks Hall in Essex. There is an exciting sculpture display spread out over the 200+ acres of the fabulous arboretum of Marks Hall, which will be there from the 1st to the 31st of August. 

Today, I was over for an afternoon walk and took these photos. I also stumbled upon the curator of the sculpture exhibition and he told me there will be more than 230 pieces from over 30 sculptors- national and international! It is going to take them 2 1/2 weeks to get the pieces into position!
There will be stone, marble, metal,glass, wire, wood and willow pieces. Some will be kinetic installations. All pieces will be for sale. 

On behalf of the Essex members I would like to invite any other ERTF members who would like to gather with us. We are planning to wander, sketch, take photos and eat cake! What could make for a better outing! 

If you can come, be there in time for a 11 am start. 

Marks Hall is off the A 120 and is well marked. There is plenty of parking and admission is 5 pounds.

Hope to see you there!

Lori Donaldson Essex rep

Thursday, 2 July 2015

ERTF visits - July and August

On 18 July 2015, the Cambridge region of ERTF are organising a visit to Docwra Manor Garden in Royston, Hertfordshire (close to Cambridge) and on 4 August a trip to Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum, near Coggeshall in Essex is planned.

A chance for sketching, photography or just meeting up with like minded textile enthusiasts.

Events open to ERTF members - contact Sue for more information on Docwra and Lori for information about Marks Hall.  Or to join ERTF - contact our membership secretary.