9 December: 1. Selected for Red House Open, 2. Showcase, 3. Who is the Artist?, 4. From the ATA NEWS, 5. Cockpit Arts – Open Awards

1. Christine Paine’s “Call Me” Selected for Red House Open Art Exhibition 2018

Christine writes:

My tapestry “Call Me” has been selected for the “Red House Open Art Exhibition 2018” in Christchurch, Dorset. Flyer attached. The exhibition is mainly painting with prints, mixed media and at least one other textile piece.

Christine Paine - Call Me

The exhibition is on from 24 November to 12 January 2019 and is open Tues-Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-4. Closed 23 Dec – 1 Jan 2019.
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28 November: 1.Hello from the Chair!, 2.S&W/RotW, 3.Cordis Showcase, 4.Dialogue, 5.Between the Lines, 6.Joan Baxter, 7.HCA, 8.Selvedge

1. Hello from the Chair!

Hilary writes:

Hi everyone,

The AGM held last Saturday was an exciting meeting. The energy was brilliant with Anna, Paulette and Sally all encouraging the members attending that ‘their voices and ideas counted and were valued’. Experiencing this was uplifting hence my offering to become the Chair. Also, welcome to Claire Buckley who has come onto our Committee, plus many people have offered their services in various areas but will not be on the Committee.  Another very visible example of how positivity and enthusiasm leads to participation. 
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31 October: 1. BTG Showcase, 2. ATA News, 3. ATW News, 4. HCA News, 5. Selvedge News

1. Showcase

View Stephanie’s page

2. ATA News

Artist pages

Michael F. Rohde:

Ellen Ramsey:


Rebecca Smith has been awarded ATA’s Award for Excellence for her tapestry, “Mother,” which was exhibited at Designing Weavers: Monochromatic M’s and More Exhibition, Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025. September 7, 2018 to October 6, 2018.

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Karen Leckart has been awarded an ATA Award for Excellence for her tapestry, “Reverie,” exhibited at the Escondido Arts Partnership Exhibition. The show took place in the Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 92025 from September 7, 2018 to October 6, 2018.

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3. ATW News


Small Tapestries from a Private Collection

Opening: Tuesday 13 November, 5:30pm.
Exhibition dates: 7 November 2018 – 1 February 2019.
Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Free admission. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 5pm.

Find out more in the newsletter link below.

Collecting, Curating and Conservation

Thursday 29 November 2018 | 6:30pm, refreshments from 6:00pm
Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

NB: Have a look at the newsletter in the link below. I recognise a few of the tapestries used to illustrate the above mentioned lecture. However, they do not appear to credit the artists, several of them BTG members!

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4. Heritage Crafts Association News

Read the HCA October newsletter at:

5. Selvedge News

Newsletter No. 42, includes:

Save As.
“Save As” is an exhibition of experimental textiles by Kärt Ojavee and Johanna Ulfsak at the Temnikova & Kasela Gallery…

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Read Newsletter No. 42 at:

Read Newsletter No. 41 at:

Newsletter No. 40, includes:

Fruit Of The Loom
Walking into the Tate Modern this month is going to prove something of a shock for fine art lovers. The new…

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Read Newsletter No. 40 at:


7 October: 1. Jackie Bennett’s Tapestries, 2. BTG Members Selected …, 3. ATW NEWS, 4. GNCCF Manchester 11 October, 5. Selvedge

1. Jackie Bennett’s Tapestries on show in Eastbourne

Jackie writes:

I am currently showing my tapestry woven landscapes and dragon tapestry weaving as a guest artist at @TheMakery gallery in Eastbourne, until 28th October.

Enterprise Shopping Centre
Station Parade,
E. Sussex, BN21 1BD

Monday to Saturday: 9.00-5.00
Sunday: 10.00-4.00
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25 September: 1. BTG Priorities, 2. Showcase, 3. Cordis 2019, 4. HCA News, 5. Selvedge News, 6. ATA – Administrative Manager opening

1. BTG Priorities

The BTG committee is interested in hearing your views on our priorities for 2019 – 2020, and will be sending out a short questionnaire in the next week or so. The consultation will be open until the end of October and we will report back on the results at the AGM on the 24th of November.

The BTG only has a small committee and we welcome volunteers who can help out in any capacity so please have a think not only about our priorities, but also if you would be able to help in any capacity however small. Our organisation needs members support in order to thrive so, whilst we want you to be ambitious for the BTG remember that the future is in your hands as well!
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15 June: 1. RotW: Update, 2. WOW!, 3. Cordis Tapestry Showcase 2018, 4. Line Dufour’s YouTube, 5. ATA News, 6. Selvedge

1. Rhythm of the Weave: Update

Hanging Requirements

As Rhythm of the Weave work is to be hung in a gallery space which may be unsupervised for some of the time, it is necessary for participant weavers to mount their work in accordance with these guidelines.

NB: The specification for velcro on the back of the tapestries no longer applies.

See the attached doc for a detailed explanation of how to prepare your tapestry: RotW Hanging Requirements (15 June 2018)


The deadline for submission is 30th July and further details will be included in the submission form which will be issued by 1st July.
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BTG eNEWS No. 4 (May 17) BTG: General Data Protection Regulations 2018

New legislation means that we need your consent as to how we contact you, even if you signed the Data Protection form and have been hearing from us for many years. If you don’t explicitly consent, you will be removed from our membership list; will not be contacted by your Regional Organiser where we have one; and will no longer be able to receive the e-newsletter or Tapestry Weaver magazine.

As you may recall, within the Data Protection form, you are also able to give or refuse permission to be included in the promotion of the BTG and to be included in the online Members directory.

The membership application form is unchanged, and the updated Data Protection Regulations are now on the website.

• Any members who joined or renewed their membership of the BTG for the 2018/19 membership year AND who have submitted membership forms will not need to do anything as there is no change to the content of the Data Protection form.

• If you renewed your membership but did NOT submit a Data Protection form (for example, you just sent a cheque or renewed through Paypal), then the Membership Secretary will contact you and ask you to fill in a form for our records.

For the moment, you don’t need to do anything: anyone who needs to complete a Data Protection Form will be contacted by email within the next 7 days.

Please be reassured, that with the sole exception of sending your name and address to the printer of Tapestry Weaver, we will never give or loan your data to another organisation.

If you would like a copy of the information that we hold about you, please do not hesitate to contact the Membership Secretary at . However, please bear in mind that it may take a little while to get back to you as I will be concentrating on updating current members information.

All membership information from last year (2017/18) will be removed (we are legally required to do so) on the 1st June, so if you have not renewed your membership, now is the time to do it – because we really don’t want to say ‘goodbye………’

Paulette Furnival
Membership Secretary