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.

1. Exhibition of Woven Tapestries
by Aruna Reddy

Stanmore Library
7 – 9 Stanmore Hill, HA7 3DP

Opening times
23 March – 5 April 2019
Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Monday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am – 8.00pm
Friday 9.30am -1.00pm
(Closed on Sundays and Wednesdays)
Exhibition of Woven Tapestries by Aruna Reddy

2. Wanted – a 12inch Mirrix loom with or without a shedding device.

Please contact Paulette on

3. Berta Teglio – Textile Artist

I came across this Argentine textile artist and thought I would share her website with you. Very interesting work, I was drawn to some of the “serie de la música” and “mi país y el mundo” (my country and the world). More traditional tapestries in the mini tapestries under “obra anterior” (earlier works).

4. The 2019 Cordis Prize for Tapestry winner revealed

The world’s biggest prize for tapestry, The Cordis Prize has announced the winner of this year’s award. From a shortlist of 17 artworks by 16 artists will be considered for the £8000 prize the winner selected is Brita Been from Norway whose work ‘Vine’ wowed the judging panel. Measuring an impressive 250 x 245cm Vine is a joyous statement about heritage and the textile traditions of Norway. Simple, bold and bright, it is from a pattern traditionally used to decorate a white linen shirt from Brita’s home county of Telemark.

Brita’s large scale piece celebrates the unsung creative work by women in heritage crafts. You can access images here:

5. ATA News

The latest Educational article is hot off the press. Ever wonder if you can exhibit your work? Want some insider tips from an experienced tapestry weaver? Then head over to ATA’s latest article to learn more from Jeane Vogel, who provides great strategies on how to get started exhibiting your tapestries.

Read about it at:

6. Heritage Crafts Awards Winners announced

Read the announcement at:

7. Selvedge

Newsletter No. 10


Working Building.
Before an orange-red curtain, This Interesting and Wonderful Factory and Civic Centre/City Centre play silently. These…
Read the story.

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16 March: 1. Showcase Update, 2. Exhibition: Certaine Wytches, 3. Online Exhibition, 4. World Textile Day, 5. HCA News, 6. Selvedge

1. Showcase Update

Barbara Heller’s Showcase page

2. Exhibition: Certaine Wytches

Anne Jackson

Devon Guild of Craftsmen
Riverside Mill
Bovey Tracey
TQ13 9AF

Saturday 23 March – Monday 6 May
Opening Party: Friday 22 March 6 – 8 pm

anne jackson : certaine wytches

3. Online Exhibition

browngrotta arts

An Unexpected Approach:
Exploring Contemporary Asian Art –
an Online Exhibition

NB: found this in Selvedge No 8. Thought it merited a separate mention.

4. World Textile Day

I came across this looking into one of the HCA articles, the Braiding one (see below). I thought it deserved a separate mention too.

World Textile Day is a free exhibition and fair trade market of world textiles held annually in venues across England, Scotland and Wales.

Find out more at:

5. Heritage Crafts Association News


Red List 2019 Edition
The long-awaited 2019 edition of the HCA Red List of Endangered Crafts was launched at our annual conference on the 9th March, to considerable media interest (see separate story below). Featuring 37 new entries since 2017 …
Read more:

The Red List in the Press
Save Our SkillsFollowing the launch of the Red List of Endangered Crafts 2019 edition (see above), the story was picked up across a range of print and broadcast media. The Daily Mail ran with a double-page spread entitled ‘Save our skills’, with its online edition opting for ‘Holding on to Britain’s heritage’. The Express featured ‘Ancient crafts under threat as vital skills not passed on’ and it was also reported on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Magazines including Country Life, Homes & Antiques and the Countryman also covered the story, with Reclaim magazine producing a special 16-page supplement on at-risk heritage crafts.
Read more:

Braid Society ‘Try Braiding’ Days
Tablet woven panelThe Braid Society will be holding two Try Braiding Days over the next month. Both Braid Society members and newcomers alike will be attending, and all are welcome. Braid Society members will be demonstrating and teaching several techniques, including Inkle weaving, Ply-Split Braiding and tablet weaving. The days will run from 10am – 4pm
The taster days will be Sunday 17th March at Aldridge Community Centre, Aldridge, and Saturday 13 April at Westhope Craft College, Craven Arms, Shropshire. Book a place and find out more via the link below.
Read more:

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6. Selvedge

Newsletter No. 9


Serious International Business.
This month, the Museum Rijswijk is holding the first duo-exhibition of Preta Wolzak and Bas Kosters…
NB: not TRUE tapestry but still worth a look!
Read the story at:

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Newsletter No. 8


Art + Identity.
Continuing its 32-year legacy of representing and exhibiting works devoted to contemporary fibre arts, browngrotta…
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6 March: 1. Membership renewals, 2. S&Win Swansea, 3. The Vyne, 4. Cordis 4. ATA News, 5. Kate Derum / Irene Davies at ATW, 6. Cockpit

1. Membership renewals

I would like to remind you that membership subscriptions are due by the 1st April for 2019/20. The forms are on the website but if you have an up to date 18 month membership I will be emailing you directly to reassure that your membership is still current until 31st March 2020.
Paulette Furnival
Membership Secretary

2. Sound and Weave – Opening in Swansea on the 9th March 2019

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

3. The Vyne

Lorna Goldsmith writes:


I wonder whether, when you next put out a message to the membership of BTG you could include a notice and call for support for a project I am coordinating relating to a National Trust property, The Vyne, in north Hampshire (nr Basingstoke) for the summer 2019?

I attach an information sheet with my contact detail for people to learn more or become involved.

All the best,

Find out more info at: The Vyne project info sheet BTG

4. Cordis Shortlist

BTG members, Emma Jo Webster and Louise Martin, have been selected to participate in the 2019 Cordis Prize for Tapestry shortlist exhibit: Rewarding ambition in contemporary weaving.

March 16 – May 27, 2019

Inverleith House Gallery
The Royal Botanic Gardens
Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR
United Kingdom

More info at:

5. ATA News

Elizabeth Radcliffe has been invited to participate in the exhibit “Atelier EB: Passer-by”

February 21 – May 15, 2019
Opening reception February 20, 2019

Lafayette Anticipations-Fondation d’enterprise, Galeries Lafayette
9 Rue du Plâtre
Paris, Paris and Ile de France 75004

5. Kate Derum / Irene Davies at ATW

Held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, (ATW) these unique awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry, and are the most prestigious small tapestry awards in Australasia.

Entries must be a hand woven tapestry, defined as ‘a weft-faced fabric with discontinuous wefts’. Entry dimensions must not exceed 30cm(h) x 30cm(w) x 2cm(d).

A non-acquisitive award for established artists.
The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries honours Kate Derum and her significant contribution to tapestry as a weaver, teacher, mentor and former Deputy Director/Studio Manager of the ATW. Generously supported by Susan Morgan, the award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists.

A non-acquisitive award for artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice.
The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries was established to support early-career weavers in the first five years of their tapestry practice. Alayne and Alan Davies generously support the award,
in memory of their mother Irene Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.


More info: Kate Derum Award and Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries

6. Cockpit Arts Awards

Four Awards at Cockpit Arts open for application.
We are delighted to announce that there are four Cockpit Arts Awards now open for applications. All Awards comprise business support provided by Cockpit Arts as well as subsidised studio space for one year.

The Cockpit Arts/ Clear Insurance Award

Aims to support professional makers who have been in business for less than three years and have aspirations to develop their craft business.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 1 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards ** NEW AWARD ** (Two Awards)
Aims to support a maker to practice their craft at a key stage in their skill development and support their craft business to achieve financial sustainability.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 8 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / The Clothworkers’ Company Awards (Two Awards)
Open to graduates within the last five years, these awards aim to assist weavers to set up in business. Weavers can be working in any form, for example, creating products; visual art; working with mills and making samples for industry.
Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 15 April 2019

The Cockpit Arts / Worshipful Company of Turners Award
Open to an aspiring or established turner i.e. someone who practices the art and craft of turning on a lathe in wood or other materials to develop their craft practice.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Thursday 16 May 2019

Further details and application forms are available to download from our website –

or please contact Maxine for further information or to express an interest.

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