31 May: 1. Not the last of the BTG eNEWS?, 2. ATW NEWS, 3. Selvedge

1. Not the last of the BTG eNEWS?
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2. ATW NEWS: MAY 2018

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Sydney-siders will soon to be able to see the magnificent Treasure Hunt tapestry as part of a forthcoming exhibition Painting with Thread at the Australian Design Centre in August!


Gareth Sansom’s tapestry Family Trust (1990) is currently on display at ATW in our Park Street Gallery. This major tapestry was most recently exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of the artist’s major retrospective exhibition Transformer.

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3. Selvedge

Newsletter no. 21


Shoot Talk: RE. (NB: have a look at the last image of an interesting array of ‘coated’ bottles)

RE opened in 2003 as a shop (and catalogue) in Corbridge, a small village 20…

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25 May: 1. Leathersellers, 2. Michael Crompton, 3. By Our Own Hand, 4. ATA News, 5. Fate … , 6. HCA News, 7. Selvedge News

1. Victoria Crowe’s Leathersellers’ tapestry

Whilst browsing the Dovecot Studios website for something else I bumped into this. Many of you may have already seen it, but for those who have not, I include a link to it here.

2. Michael Crompton’s website

BTG member Michael Crompton has a new website that is sooooo beautiful! I loved his tapestries when he sent them in for the Showcase, but now I see his paintings I have fallen in love all over again.

Do look at his website at:

3. Exhibition: By Our Own Hand

This is not tapestry, but still an interesting textile community project.

By Our Own Hand is an artwork made with the participation of individuals and organisations in Wandsworth. The starting point of the work is a cross-stitch tapestry made by Richard Grayson between Christmas 2012 and Easter 2015. Working with stitching, appliqué, or other techniques involving textiles and cloth, participants have developed, designed and made individual panels.

Matt’s Gallery
Nine Elms
The Residence
42-44 Ponton Road

Opening Event: Friday 1 June 4–8pm
Exhibition June: 2 & 3 June, 12 – 5pm

4. ATA May News

2018 International Student Award

Priyanka Yadav, a student at Kashi Hindu University Varanasi, India is the winner of the International Student Award 2018. Priyanka says of her work: “I show the values of my art work and various aspects of my life and the experience and truth of life.”

See more of Priyanka’s work at:


ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Entry deadline: October 15, 2018.

Read more about the show:

Online Entry at:

5. Fate, Destiny and Self Determination

is an international tapestry initiative . Weavers and non weavers from all over the world are invited to participate. To date 443 people are from 39 countries have contributed a total of 743 shapes. It continues to grow by accepting shapes indefinitely. More arrive daily. Contact Line if you are interested in participating.


Upcoming Exhibitions
Germany: June – September 2018
Brazil: September 2019 if funding is obtained

6. News 74 from the Heritage Crafts Association April 2018

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7. Selvedge Newsletter no. 20

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16 May: Exhibition: Crossing

Exhibition: Crossing

10 years of meeting, making and exploring the boundaries of warp and weft.

From the freshness of first experiments, through developing technique and an emerging ‘voice’, each weaver’s journey is shown by a retrospective collection of tapestries.

12 artists, 12 outlooks, passion and palette. Paths crossing, converging, responding. Images of love and admiration, of landscapes dark and dense, scoured, vast, worked and wild.

Judith Aylett, Lorraine Darwin, Alan Gilchrist, Eileen Hughes, Libby Hughes, Susan Hunt, Daphne Kirk, Louise Martin, Gillian Morris, Gill Owen, Mhairi Stewart, Jan Watson

25 Hyndland Street
G11 5QE

Tuesday 22 May – Sunday 3 June 2018
Tuesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00

Saturday 26 May
Artist Talk 16.00 – 17.00
Private View 17.00 – 20.00

Exhibition: Crossing

15 May: 1. WOW!, 2. Four Voices, 3. Colours of Peru, 4. Workshops, 5. Curator Talk, 6. Commission, 7. HCA, 8. Selvedge

1. Exhibition: WOW! Warp over Weft

An Exhibition of woven tapestries by BTG London members, together with works by the late textile master Tadek Beutlich (1922-2011) and current work by renowned tapestry weaver and teacher, William Jefferies.


Hepsibah Gallery, 112 Brackenbury Road, London W6 0BD
21 – 27 June 2018
Private View and opening: Thursday 21June 6 – p pm
Daily 11 am – 6 pm (Sunday 11 – 4)

Underground stations: Hammersmith, Goldhawk Road, Ravenscourt Park

For further information contact: Time Oelman at
Regarding Tadek Beutlich, contact: Liz Hankins at


2. Exhibition: Four Voices

Four Voices – a touring exhibition of work by BTG members Joan Baxter, John Brennan, Amanda Gizzi and Elizabeth Radcliffe.

FOUR VOICES EDINBURGH 23 June – 20 July at Hopetoun House near Edinburgh
FOUR VOICES LINCOLN 31 July – 12 August at The Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln
FOUR VOICES AYR 18 August – 21 October at Rozelle House, Ayr

One or more of the artists will be in attendance during exhibition opening times at Hopetoun and Lincoln. We also intend to run classes while the exhibition is at Rozelle, Ayr.
With all best wishes,

3. Exhibition: Colours of Peru

Tapestries Maximo Laura

Denbies Gallery
Denbies Wine Estate
London Road, Dorking, Surrey

Monday 18 – Sun 24 June 2018
9.30 an to 5.30 pm
07734 330176

4. Workshops with Fiona Hutchison

at Studio 114, Patriothall Edinburgh

Various workshops in June and September.

See our classifieds for details:

5. Weaving New Worlds Curator Talk

Lesley Millar, curator’s talk on Sunday 24th June at 14.00 – 15.00. Free – no need to book.

More info at:

6. Commission Opportunity for Tapestry Weavers in London

I received this request a few days ago with subject: Tapestry weavers in London

Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Olivia and I’m enquiring about tapestry weavers in London and was wondering if you could assist? One of my clients who is a an artist would like to have a tapestry woven of one of her works of art and I was wondering if you could suggest any weavers in London who would be open to a project like this?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes

ATC Management
The Hat Factory
166/168 Camden Street
London NW1 9PT
(o)+442073232503 (m)+447716327419

7. Heritage Crafts Association is recruiting!

Job opportunities with the Heritage Crafts Association
8 May 2018
The Heritage Crafts Association (HCA), the advocacy charity for traditional heritage crafts, is looking for a part-time Endangered Crafts Officer and a part-time Administrator. …

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8. Selvedge News

Newsletter no. 19

Includes Quilts & Colour (not tapestry but worth a look)

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13 May: Welcome

Hi all,

I had been getting lots of failed deliveries sending emails from the service provider’s webmail, so I decided to try using MailChimp instead. After a bit of a learning curve, I think I have got the hang of it. Hopefully a number of you will be surprised to see eNEWS again if yours has regularly bounced. Remember, I always put the same information up on the website on the Members’ News page.

Just to make this eNEWS a little more interesting, and to add a picture I would like to share some news with you.

A few BTG members who live in London and the South East and who also attend William Jefferies’ class at Morley College will be exhibiting this coming week.


reverberations-Artwork by Judith Lyons

Wednesday 16 May | 17.30–19.30
16 MAY – 23 JUNE
Mon-Fri 11.00-18.00 Sat 12.00-16.00

Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road

More information at:

Admission: free


4 May: 1. 2019 Cordis Prize Announced, 2. Small Tapestry Call for Entry, 3. ATW News, 4. craft&design Online!, 5. HCA News, 6. Selvedge News

Hi all,

I hope the weather is beginning to improve for you as it is here in sunny London. Lets hope it lasts! Of course, some of you are down under and maybe if you have had a heat wave it is also beginning to improve in the opposite direction.

To those few members who have not updated their membership, a reminder that on the 1st of June those who have not renewed will be taken off the mailing list.

PS: It’s already clouding over!

1. 2019 Cordis Prize Announced

The 4th Cordis Prize for Tapestry
16 March – 27 May 2019
Inverleith House Gallery
Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Deadline for submissions 11 January 2019

Details at:


ATA invites all tapestry artists to submit works to Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge. Artists are encouraged to explore the conceptual, technical and metaphorical implications of the theme as they design their submissions. We invite entries not only from artists who work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also those artists whose work expands upon the core principles of the medium as it explores new techniques and processes. Entry deadline: October 15, 2018.

Read more about the show:

Online Entry:

3. ATW News

April’s ATW news includes:

TREASURE HUNT: It’s finished!

Congratulations to ATW Masters Weavers Chris Cochius, Pamela Joyce, Jennifer Sharpe and Cheryl Thornton who have recently completed the impressive tapestry Treasure Hunt, designed by renowned artist Guan Wei. The completed tapestry measures 3.5 metres by 0.864 metres, and took our team of weavers 1230 hours to complete…

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2018 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects – Closing date 15 June 2018

The 2018 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects invites architects to design a tapestry for Étienne-Louis Boullée’s mooted building that inspired the Pharos Wing, MONA, Tasmania, Australia. MONA was designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects to house David Walsh’s extraordinary collection of old and new art. Read David Walsh’s brief and find out more about the TDPA 2018 here….

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Information for entrants at:

Runs until Saturday 28th July 2018
Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Free to attend. No bookings required….

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4. craft&design Online! (final issue)

As some of our readers may already know, after almost four decades of working in the UK crafts industry, we have made the decision to retire and close the doors on our 35+ years of publishing our magazine.

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We’ve had a brilliant time throughout and met some amazing people – check out the Timeline in this final issue for just a few of the things we’ve done along the way – and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our readers, advertisers, writers and contributors for their wonderful support over the years.

Although this is our very last issue of craft&design Online and we will soon be closing our business, our website will still stay active for a while yet so keep an eye on that for all the usual event listings and directories etc.

With very best wishes for all that the future might hold for you.

Kind regards

Angie and Paul

5. Heritage Crafts Association April News

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6. Selvedge News

Newsletter 18


A Celebration Of Flowers.
Internationally renowned colour expert and fabric designer Kaffe Fassett will make a welcome return to Bath in May with a new collaborative exhibition with Candace Bahouth at Victoria Art Gallery…

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Newsletter 17


Eternal Springtime.
The Burrell Collection’s renowned Wagner Garden Carpet is…

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