26 July: 1. RotW: four days to go … , 2. Master Classes, 3. ATA July News, 4. HCA July News

1. Rhythm of the Weave: only four days to go …

Last reminder! Four days to submit your form, image and fee. Don’t let us down.

2. Master Classes with Elizabeth Radcliffe and John Brennan in Ayr

Four Voices” opens in the Maclaurin Gallery, Rozelle House, Monument Road, Ayr on the 18th of August.
The PV is on the Friday evening at 7pm.

John Brennan and I would like to offer Master Classes to weavers with some experience.
The exhibition is open from the 18th August until the 30th of September.
At the moment we are uncertain about when would be the best time to offer the classes and perhaps the end of August and the first few weeks of September would be best.
Could we perhaps ask your patrons what dates would be of interest to them.?
The cost would be £50 per person per day, 10am until 4pm.
Because we would have to book accommodation for ourselves we would need quite a few people to sign up and John and I would teach together.

If you are interested, please get in touch with me directly:

e-mail me at ……..eradcliffe01@googlemail.com
Or ring me ……….0131 553 7772

Kind regards
Elizabeth Radcliffe

This info can also be seen in the classifieds section of our website: http://www.thebritishtapestrygroup.co.uk/master-classes-with-elizabeth-radcliffe-and-john-brennan-in-ayr/

3. ATA July News

Artist Pages

Liz Pulos: https://americantapestryalliance.org/artist-pages/liz-pulos/


A new Educational Article is available on ATA’s website, written by two of the applicants for the 2018 International Student Award, Wendy Luzon and Pamela Palma Olguín.

Read the articles: https://americantapestryalliance.org/tapestry-education/educational-articles-on-tapestry-weaving/perspectives-from-the-2018-international-student-award/

4. Heritage Crafts Association July News

Read the HCA newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/9bb8780299ff/k4zs5gk1hr-2895625?e=93f0bd8979


22 July: 1. RotW: One week to submit!, 2. Argyll Open Studio, 3. ATA World Tapestry Now, 4. QEST , 5. Selvedge News

1. Rhythm of the Weave: One week to submit!

Just a reminder that the deadline for submissions is Sunday 30 July 2018. Don’t worry if you have just finished weaving it but still a lot to do. Get your submission form, image and payment in on time. Then you will have time to prepare it for hanging as the time to receive the actual tapestry is in November.

If you have problems filling in the form, just send the info asked for in the email in plain text. If you have problems sending the image to DropBox, send by email. Please send a reasonably high resolution image as they will be used for the catalogue.

2. Artmap Argyll Open Studio

Louise Oppenheimer

Louise Oppenheimer

The tactile delight of pulling weft through warp creating designs which emerge slowly and absorb my mind absolutely, brings a sense of fulfilment and joy I couldn’t live without.

There is a contemplative element to hand weaving as it demands patience while the simplicity of the process allows for freedom to create images which begin with a pen drawn line and evolve in the texture and warmth of wool.

Friday 24 to Monday 27 August 2018
Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018
East Cottage
Kilmichael Glassary
PA31 8SU

From Lochgilphead on A816, pass Dunadd then turn next left onto Crinan Ferry Road. East Cottage is 3rd on right.Red dots and sign Weaving studio are clear on driveway. Parking on drive by side of house.
Web site: http://www.louiseoppenheimer.com
Phone Numer: 01546605323

More info at: https://artmapargyll.co.uk/artist/louise-oppenheimer/

3. ATA: World Tapestry Now

The American Tapestry Biennial 12

World Tapestry Now marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark 1988 exhibition World Tapestry Today, the catalyst for ATA’s subsequent program of American Tapestry Biennial exhibitions. Unlike previous American Tapestry Biennials, World Tapestry Now is an online show that is now open for viewing at www.americantapestryalliance.org.


4. Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust application opening

Hello from QEST,

Our next application period for scholarships and apprenticeships opens on Tuesday 17 July 2018 and closes 24 August 2018. Please feel free to share with your networks or anyone that you think may be interested.

Applications can be made via our website www.qest.org.uk. All relevant information regarding the application process can also be found on our website.

Should you have any further queries, please feel free to contact me.


MaxineRo thbart-Thomik
Applications Co-ordinator
T +44 (0)20 7798 1539
M +44 (0)74 7486 9333

More info at: http://www.qest.org.uk/

5. Selvedge News

Newsletter No. 28


The Flying Carpet & the Unicorn.
A medieval tapestry depicting a mythical unicorn and …

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=10863b5bfc&e=b4676973e5

Read newsletter 28 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no-176277?e=b4676973e5

Newsletter No. 27


A Life In Pattern.
Jacqueline James is a Scottish textile artist, whose vibrant handwoven rugs…

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=a959d3db07&e=b4676973e5

Read newsletter 28 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no-176269?e=b4676973e5


10 July: 1. Weaving New Worlds online, 2. Studio visit, 3. ATW News, 4. HCA News, 5. Selvedge

If you are just skimming this, skim away to the very bottom. That is, to the Embracing Colour article published in Selvedge 26 about Fiona Rutherford.

1. Weaving New Worlds is online

You can now see the online catalogue for Weaving New Worlds, now showing at The William Morris Gallery in London, UK, curated by Lesley Millar.

Weaving New Worlds

View the catalogue at: https://issuu.com/directdesign/docs/weaving_new_worlds_book_final?e=1363289/62990826

2. Alice Fox Studio visit

Sally writes:

July 21, 2018 at 11:00 am
Studio visit for a guided talk with Alice Fox
(website http://www.alicefox.co.uk/ ).

There are a couple of tickets available for this studio visit.

Alice Fox works with natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dye techniques, print, stitch and weave in different combinations to create surfaces and structures. Found items, mainly on the seashore, forms the focus of her response to the landscape.

Venue. Butterfly Rooms, Saltaire
Date and time July 21st at 11:00 a.m
Cost £19

To book a place and for more information, please contact Sally Reckert (sally@reckert.com)

3. ATW News


Saturday 28 July | 10am – 4pm
Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Free entry

ATW will once again open its doors to the public as part of Open House Melbourne on Saturday 28 July. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the ATW, including both gallery spaces, studio floor and the mezzanine with a view into the ATW Colour Laboratory. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to see behind-the-scenes at ATW, and also to meet some of our weavers and Artists-in-Residence.

Other highlights of the day include:
* Free guided tours of the building at 10:30 am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
* All day drop-in kids weaving activities
* Community loom project

Find out more about Open House Melbourne at: https://austapestry.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a91a12e4e71c3757fa310923&id=333dcde4a8&e=8b08dd7c24

Read the whole newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/austapestry/atw-news-june?e=8b08dd7c24

4. Heritage Crafts Association News


BBC seeks craftspeople
Lion Television Scotland have been commissioned to make a series for the BBC and are looking for craftspeople to take part. The series will take a landmark look at the Arts and Crafts movement, exploring and celebrating the principles of the movement and visionaries like William Morris. They want to take a small group of craftspeople back in time to live and work in and an Arts and Crafts bubble. If you or anyone you know might be interested get in touch with zoe.milne@liontv.co.uk or 0141 331 4992.

Crafts commission for over 70s
Devon Guild has been funded by Arts Council England to support older artists/makers over the age of 70. They are in a position to commission five older professional artists/makers and the new contemporary craft work will respond to the theme of age and change within the artist’s lifetime. The commissioned works will be shown in a celebratory exhibition, A Good Age, at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in the autumn of 2019.

More information at: https://heritagecrafts.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=a2ec3bc859582e86350f88a66&id=4994ea9fc1&e=93f0bd8979

Read the whole newsletter at: https://mailchi.mp/e43dfc2a5370/k4zs5gk1hr-2890173?e=93f0bd8979

5. Selvedge News

Newsletter no. 24


Our Linen Stories.
A new exhibition, beginning its tour at Custom Lane in Leith…

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=527816b566&e=b4676973e5

Find out more about the exhibition at: https://ourlinenstories.com/

A World Of Looms.
It is impossible to overstate the significance of the loom in human…

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=8bc5386bc0&e=b4676973e5

Folk Art & Cultural Diversity.
When your culture faces marginalisation and invisibility…

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=e7e6578218&e=b4676973e5

Read Newsletter no. 24 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no20-176233?e=b4676973e5

Read Newsletter no. 25 at: https://us14.campaign-archive.com/?e=b4676973e5&u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=37c5fe724d

Newsletter no. 26


Embracing Colour.
Fiona Rutherford smiles as she admits that she is no longer afraid of colour. Hearing this statement is amusing, especially when you browse her tapestries …

Read the story at: https://selvedge.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ecccbd9c19df94f48080e541&id=ef29833d62&e=b4676973e5

Read Newsletter no. 26 at: https://mailchi.mp/selvedge/selvedge-newsletter-no-26?e=b4676973e5


2 July: Exhibitors Information – still another update to version 3

Rushing…., sorted….

Exhibitors’ Information (PDF): RotW-ExhibitorsInfo-v3 (2 July – v3: with correction to key dates and in section on delivery)

Thanks to someone with keen eyesight!


2 July: Exhibitors Information version 2 is now on the website

I managed to sort out Word before going out, so here it is:

Exhibitors’ Information (PDF): RotW-ExhibitorsInfo-v3 (2 July – v3: with correction to key dates and in section on delivery)

Happy weaving!

2 July: Stop Press: correction to dates for Rhythm of the Weave Exhibition

Correction to dates for Rhythm of the Weave Exhibition

It has been brought to my attention that there is a mistake in the Exhibitor’s Information doc. In the Key Dates section where it says August it should say November. It should read as follows:

Key Dates
July 30th Deadline for receipt of submission form, images and payment
6th – 17th November Works delivered
Thursday 22nd November Private view 6 – 8 pm
23rd November – 24th February 2019 Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
25th February Takedown
26th February – 4th March Return of tapestries to artists or purchasers

I apologise for this and will correct the PDF n the website as soon as I can. I would have done it right away, but Windows has mucked up my system and I can’t get into Word at the moment. I have to go out now, but will hopefully manage it tonight or tomorrow at the latest.


1 July: 1. Rhythm of the Weave Submission, 2. Exhibition: Inspired by the sea, 3. Cancellation of Four Voices Lincoln

1. Rhythm of the Weave Submission

The form and information are on the website. Now that eNEWS is being sent via MailChimp, I can no longer send attachments. Therefore there are links below to make it easier to find the docs.

Before you look, advance notice that there is still some more information to come out to you during the next week. It is about the process for delivery and return of tapestries. Watch this space!

Please read the Exhibitors’ Information document carefuly before filling in the Submission form.

Exhibitors’ Information (PDF): RotW-ExhibitorsInfo-v3 (2 July – v3: with correction to key dates and in section on delivery)

You can complete the submission form as a PDF or as a Word doc. If you need the word doc, please email me at exhibition@thebritishtapestrygroup.co.uk and I will send it to you.

NOTE: You need to download the PDF and open it on your computer to edit.

PDF Submission form: RotW-Submission

Best wishes and happy weaving to all…..

2. Exhibition: Inspired by the sea

Fiona Hutchison writes:

Dear friends
I have some work in this group exhibition.
Inspired by the sea at the Birch Tree Gallery, 23A Dundas Street. Please join me at the opening on Thursday 5th July 6-8pm
best wishes

Inspired by the Sea (5 artists)

Fiona Hutchison

PS: I guessed it was Edinburgh so I googled it. Gosh why do people make websites with such poor contrast. You can hardly read anything, but yes, it is here with postcode and all:

Birch Tree Gallery
23A Dundas Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6QQ
0131 556 4000
Open Tue-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 11am – 4pm

3. Cancellation of Four Voices Lincoln

Joan Baxter writes:

Please can you send out the following information to members. With many thanks.

This exhibition of work by Joan Baxter, John Brennan, Amanda Gizzi and Elizabeth Radcliffe has unfortunately been cancelled. Apologies to all who had intended to visit.
There will be another chance to see an expanded version of this exhibition at the Maclaurin Galleries, Rozelle House, Ayr, 18th August – 21 October

Joan Baxter


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