29 April: Beryl Hammill

Sadly, today’s eNEWS is to tell you that one of our founding members, Beryl Hammill, has passed away.

Some of you knew Beryl personally, others will have known her works. For those newer members who may not have seen her tapestries before, I have included below “Paradise Found, Paradise Lost”. Do also go and look at her page in the showcase and her website.



I have also uploaded the 10th Anniversary issue of Tapestry Weaver (issue 17 November 2015), where you can read the article she wrote “Why We Need a Tapestry Group” on page 5.

Tapestry Weaver Issue 17 – November 2015

Her husband, Terence, has sent a message which I reproduce below.

Terence writes:

Sadly I have to inform you that Beryl died recently of cancer but before she died she asked me to renew her membership for one further year.
As you probably know, Beryl was one of the four founding members of the British Tapestry Group and she was proud to see how the group has grown and flourished. She exhibited in many of the BTG exhibitions and was heavily involved in the organisation and curating of the two inaugural exhibitions, Tapestry Today and Tapestry 08.
She was still weaving up until two weeks before her death, her last major tapestry only two thirds completed, but we have plans to preserve it in its incomplete state with the help of other weavers.
Beryl always enjoyed receiving the BTG magazine and had several articles published. Obviously, for me, her husband, this is a very sad and desolate time, but I would like, if it is possible, to write something about her career as a professional tapestry weaver and the work she was trying to complete before she died.
Yours sincerely,
Terence Hammill

Paradise Found, Paradise Lost by Beryl Hammill



13 April: 1. Postal Membership Renewal, 2. Community Tapestry at Tate Modern, 3. Exhibitions in Roscommon, 4. Selvedge News

1. Postal Membership Renewal

Several of you have asked where to send the cheque and for how much, so here goes:

UK Full membership: £35
Student UK: £20
Rest of the World (including Europe): £40
Associate membership: £25
Associate Group: £45

Please send your cheque made payable to the British Tapestry Group to:

BTG Membership Secretary
Paulette Furnival, 8 Mead Close, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 9RW

Thank you for your renewed interest. Welcome back!

Remember, if any of your details have changed please fill in the membership form: http://www.thebritishtapestrygroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/BTG-Membership-DP-v4.pdf

2. Community Tapestry at Tate Modern

Julie Taylor sent in this news two days ago. Sorry for the short / late notice, but I was actually at the Tate on Wednesday. If I had known then I would have re-arranged my visit for today!

Julie writes:

Dear Eleanora,
My community tapestry project will be showing our tapestry at the Tate Modern this Friday as part of the following event;


If any members want to come along to see it then please do. The event runs from 12pm to 6pm.
Best wishes

community tapestry at Tate Modern

3. Exhibitions in Roscommon

Interconnections 2:

A collaboration between Irish and Scottish Tapestry weavers
Part of: International Fiber Arts Festival 2018

Thursday May 3rd 2018, The Long Gallery,
King House, Boyle, County Roscommon
Opening reception at 7pm
The exhibition runs until May 24th during
King House opening hours.

Fate, Destiny and Self-determination:

An International tapestry project
Curated by Canadian artist: Line Dufour

Aras an Chontae, Roscommon,
May 4th 2018 at 7pm.
The exhibition will be open to the public from
May 5th 2018 and will continue until May 24th
during office hours. Closed on May 6th and 7th.

See more detail in the PDF: Interconnections 2 – Faith Destiny A5 Invite_Proof D6

4. Selvedge Newsletter no. 15

Read the newsletter at: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=b4676973e5&u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=201bc21d1f


8 April: 1. Renew your Membership!, 2. Exhibition: Scottish Voices, 3. Exhibition in Devon, 4. Chatsworth Renewed: a Tapestry Weaving event, 5. International Biennial of Textile Art “Scythia”, 6. Selvedge News

1. Renew your Membership!

Please do not forget to renew your membership. Some of you are wondering why you cannot get into the membership area of our website and that is because we changed the password on 2nd of April.

2. Exhibition: Scottish Voices

Work of the Scottish Regional Members of the BTG
107, South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QW
21 – 28 April 2018
Mon – Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 1 to 4 pm
Scottish voices poster 2

3. Exhibition in Devon

Devon Tapestry Weavers will be holding an exhibition of their work at

Teignmouth Arts Action Group,
4/5 Northumberland Place,
Teignmouth TQ14 8DD

Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th June between 10 am and 5 pm.

4. Chatsworth Renewed: a Tapestry Weaving event

Lin Squires has sent in this information of an opportunity for tapestry weavers in the North (or travellers from the South) to become involved for a day or so during a summer long event (3 April to 21 October 2018) at Chatsworth House and see the Mortlake Tapestries.

Lin writes:

Hello Eleonora,
Weaversbazaar were privileged earlier this year to be ask to support Chatsworth in a Tapestry Weaving event. Out of that has come an opportunity exclusively for BTG members to get involved. Please could you circulate the item below plus the attached flyer to the BTG group.
Thank you

Chatsworth House in Derbyshire have set up an innovative exhibition on the theme of tapestry weaving as part of a bigger celebration at Chatsworth this year called Chatsworth Renewed. Weaversbazaar have been privileged to be asked to lend some support to the tapestry weaving component and out of the discussions with Chatsworth the idea of having real tapestry weavers to demonstrate for the public and to answer their questions came about. Members of BTG are therefore invited to volunteer for demonstrating Tapestry Weaving at Chatsworth during the summer long exhibition (on individual days – not for the whole event!) and at the same time have the opportunity to see Chatsworth House and the bigger exhibition.

Please read through the attached flyer for the details from Chatsworth House and who to contact if you would like to take part.

For those who live further afield, I have been given details of nearby campsites for anyone with tents/camper vans who is interested. I know a few of the south east weavers are planning to do that and take in Hardwicke House on the same trip. Here is the website with the details:


See more in the attached PDF: Chatsworth Renewed for Weavers ss edited

5. International Biennial of Textile Art “Scythia”

Closing date for the 2018 event is passed, but still open for the 2019 ones (see below).


May 28-June 10, 2018, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine


June, 2019, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

International juried exhibition of mini textile (30x30x30 cm). Artists from all over the world, who work in different techniques of textile are invited.

Deadline for entries – 1 February 2019.
Please contact organizers to receive the Entry Form at: scythiatextile@gmail.com


June, 2019, Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine

International juried exhibition of micro textile (maximum 5x5x5 cm). Artists from all over the world, who work in different techniques of textile are invited.

Deadline for entries – 1 February 2019.
Please contact organizers to receive the Entry Form at: scythiatextile@gmail.com
Ludmila Egorova
Anastasia Schneider
Andrew Schneider

More info at: http://www.scythiatextile.com/events-2018-2019.html

6. Selvedge News

Newsletter no. 14

Includes (NB: this is NOT woven tapestry! However, as a needlepoint ‘great thing’ it sounds interesting):

The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.

New Lanark, an 18th century Scottish cotton-spinning mill…

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=6461b44f3b&e=b4676973e5

Read the Newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no20-176041?e=b4676973e5

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