BTG at London Craft Week on 12 May 2019

BTG will be demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central.
BTG demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central
Come along to watch or try your hand at Woven Tapestry with members of the British Tapestry Group. Tapestry weaving, one of the oldest art forms practised around the world, is the ultimate in ‘slow cloth’. It captivates you through the use of your hands and eyes, and allows for an escape from anxiety and responsibility, bringing a peace of mind through absorption in the rhythm of weaving; under and over, over and under.

You could choose from a selection of materials and colours and shown techniques that allow for the simplest of imagery or the excitement of texture and colour effects – whatever appeals to you ‘in the moment’. Experienced weavers will be on hand to answer questions and show you how its done.

Demonstration of Tapestry Weaving
Sunday 12th May 11:00- 17:00

Craft Central
397-411 Westferry Road

EXHIBITION: A RIOT of small woven tapestries

The South East British Tapestry Group are showing their small woven pieces at Jubilee Library in Brighton. A weaver will be present to demonstrate the art of weaving. There will be postcards of the tapestries and information about the British Tapestry Group. In the Foyer

Jubilee Library
Jubilee St

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 May 2019
10am – 5pm (extended to 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday)
BTG - SouthEast exhibition A RIOT of small woven tapestries


BTG members Jackie Bennett, William Jefferies, Tim Oelman, Suzanne Osborn, Carolyn Perry and David Stokes are exhibiting:
Six Weavers poster
30th April – 25th May 2019

Courtyard Arts Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Courtyard Arts & Community Centre
Port Vale | Hertford | SG14 3AA
01992 509 596

A New Twist on Tight Lacing – Tapestry Masterclass with Barbara Burns

Over two days students will weave a 3D tapestry in the form of a mini-corset designed and taught by renowned US tapestry artist Barbara Burns. This class is available in Angmering, Sussex 11th – 13th October 2019 or Evesham, Worcestershire 6th – 8th October 2019

Details and booking here:–masterclasses/a-new-twist-on-tight-lacing-masterclass


23 March: 1. Exhibition at Stanmore Library, 2. Wanted, 3. Berta Teglio, 4. Cordis Prize Winner, 5. ATA, 6. HCA Awards Winners, 7. Selvedge

For those who have not yet done so, this is a gentle reminder that membership renewals are due on the 1st April. Continue reading


Sound and Weave 2018
9th – 30th March

UWTSD Swansea College of Art
Dynevor Building, De la Beche Street,
Swansea, SA1 3EU.
British Tapestry Group “Sound and Weave”
main exhibition.
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9 – 5.00pm
Saturday – 9 – 4pm
Volcano Theatre
27 – 29 High Street,
Swansea, SA1 1LG.
British Tapestry Group “Sound and Weave”
Louise Martin installation, “Whispered Words”
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 10 – 5.30pm
NB The gallery space is closed on Saturdays but the large shop window allows a good view of this installation.

LouiseMartin-Whispered Words (through the window)
There is also Alastair Duncan’s exhibition “Maker in Focus” on at the same time.

Details at: exhibition Maker in Focus

See the attached PDF for a map showing all three locations: Sound and Weave Route Map lo res

The British Tapestry Group exists to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary art form in the UK, by raising public awareness through professional exhibitions, networking, regional initiatives, training and development.


24 February: 1. Showcase Updates, 2. Joan Baxter Masterclass, 3. Nearly Wild Weaving, 4. EXHIBITION: Made at Morley, 5. HCA News, 6. Selvedge

Stop Press: BTG is now on Instagram!

Katie Russell has just now successfully opened a BTG Instagram account for us. Congratulations Katie!

BTG Instagram name is: btgweavers
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