26 May: 1. Spring Fling, 2. Showcase/Invitation, 3. Exhibition, 4. Interview, 5. Enquiry, 6. Selfridges Cancelled, 7. HCA, 8. Selvedge

I am sorry this eNews is a bit late. I have been, and still am, a bit snowed under (if one can still say that in these gorgeous temperatures!).

1. Spring Fling Open Studios

Katie Russell writes:
I will be at Studio 51, The Nail Factory, Southwick Road, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway.
25 – 27 May 2019
10:30 to 5:30

2. Showcase and Invitation


Heidi’s showcase page

Heidi writes:

UWE Bristol Creative Industries Degree Show Invitation.

Friday 7th June 6-9pm (Private View)
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 10am – 6pm
Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th June – 10am – 8pm

I am coming to the end of MA Design, this is concluding with the Creative Industries Degree Show at Bower Ashton Campus in Bristol, on the dates listed above.

I would like to take the opportunity to invite members of the British Tapestry Group, local to Bristol or further afield, to the show in June.

More information on the show and the link for pre-registration of the private view can be found here:

Many Thanks,


3. Exhibition: Buddhist Art

BTG member, Jo Gosling is exhibiting:

This FREE exhibition of Buddhist Art will feature three artists, a calligrapher, potter and a weaver whose work is inspired by Buddhist teaching and Mindfulness.

Saturday, 1 June | 3:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, 2 to Sunday 9 June | 10 am – 5 pm

Chalice Well
85-89 Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DD
Phone: 01458 831154

Mindful-Weaving-2019 poster

4. Interview on the Exhibition A Riot if Small Woven Tapestry

An interview that Sarah McLean gave to a local Brighton TV channel about the Exhibition ‘A Riot if Small Woven Tapestry’ :

5. Enquiry from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Jaime writes:


I am writing from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

We have a set of tapestries in our collection that were designed by Henry Moore, and executed by the weavers Dilys Stinson, Rosemary Brambley, Joan Baxter, Urula Benker, & Pat Taylor.

I am currently researching the weavers, and have not been able to find information for Rosemary Brambley. I am primarily trying to learn her birthdate, so that we can make sure our records are correct. I wondered if by chance you might have any information about her, or this project.

Any information you can provide would be fantastic.

Thank you very much!


Jaime Rovenstine

Curatorial Assistant, Modern & Contemporary Art
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Kansas City, Missouri
Contact Jaimie at:

6. Selfridges Project Cancelled (‘On Hold’)

Lauren Kane writes:

I hope you’re well.
I believe you’ve posted by contact details in a forum or newsletter regarding a project I emailed about some time ago.
The project has been put on hold due to budget so we’re no longer looking at the moment.
Please can you remove my information from any channels its been posted on as I’m receiving lots of calls and emails about this!
Many thanks,

7. Heritage Crafts Association News


Two textile exhibitions to visit
‘Finders Keepers Tales in Textiles!’ explores the social history of the keepers who worked and lived at Sumburgh Lighthouse in Shetland, and is the result of an artist’s residency there by HCA member Connie Flynn. On show at Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Cley Marshes, Norfolk from 29 May to 11 June, 10-5pm.

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Whitchurch Silk Mill, home of silk-weaving for 150 years, is the venue for ‘Soft Engineering, textiles taking shape’, an exhibition of weaving by Deirdre Wood and Ann Richards, ply-split braiding by Julie Hedges and knitwear by HCA member Alison Ellen. All four explore and experiment with the natural inclination of materials and techniques. The exhibition is on show until 23 June.

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8. Selvedge

Newsletter No. 19


The Latin Issue.
In the year that the Bauhaus celebrates its centenary, there are commemorative exhibitions and events taking place around the world. The school founded by the architect Walter Gropius in Weimar, Germany, in 1919, was in operation for just fourteen years before it was closed down…

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Birth Of Flowers.
Birth of Flowers, a career-spanning retrospective celebrating the work of textile and jewellery artist…

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Newsletter No. 18


Life’s Rich Tapestry.
Newnham College has commissioned artist Jilly Edwards to create a work for the new Dorothy Garrod Building…

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Chromaticity. (not handwoven tapestry, but lovely images)
It is always a privilege to see an artist at work. Watching their artwork evolve from initial ideas to the finished piece can…

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Newsletter No. 17


Materials Matter.
Materials Matter is a collaborative exhibition by two artists, bringing together a dazzling…

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Membership Renewals

If you have not renewed your membership for 2019 -20 please do so as soon as possible, as we will be updating our membership list shortly.

Information on how to renew your membership is on the BTG website at


Paulette Furnival
Membership Secretary


3 May: 1. Showcase, 2. Exhibitions, 3. BTG at London Craft Week, 4. Deadlines, 5. ATW News, 6. HCA News, 7. Selvedge

1. Showcase Update

Sofia has added her tapestry Village Bay Green, shortlisted for Cordis Tapestry Showcase 2018.


Sofia’s Showcase page

2. Exhibitions

A RIOT of small woven tapestries
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
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FRAGILITY – an exhibition of contemporary textile art

BTG member Jane Walkely is exhibiting with the textile group Prism in Hoxton, London from 29 May to 9 June and then at the RBSA, Birmingham 8 – 9 October. For those not familiar with Prism it’s a diverse group which brings together a range of quality textile practices with a fine art approach.

29 May to 9 June 2019
Hoxton Arches
London, E28HD

8 to 19 October 2019

prism flyer hoxton 2019 web

3. BTG at London Craft Week

BTG will be demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central.
BTG demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central

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

Craft Central
397-411 Westferry Road

4. Deadline Reminders

Heallreaf 3 – Deadline Reminder.

The 26th May deadline for entries into Heallreaf 3 is approaching fast.
This years exhibition is promising to be the best with work up to 2 metres x 2 metres accepted, but that doesn’t mean the jurors will dismiss the smaller works. These are just as important to 21st Century tapestry weaving. Once again we have a £500 Heallreaf Prize for the piece picked by the jurors as ‘best in show’ and a £250 Peoples Prize sponsored by Weavers Bazaar. This will be chosen by visitors to the two shows and awarded at the end of the London show.

Dates and Venues:
6th – 21st September in Nottingham at Surface Gallery.
15th – 26th October in London at Espacio Gallery.

For all the forms, further details and any queries please see the website:
or email:

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Kate Derum / Irene Davies Awards

Entries close: Friday 31 May 2019

Finalists notified: Friday 7 June 2019

Finalists exhibition opening and award announcement: Tuesday 16 July 2019

Finalists exhibition continues: until Friday 13 September 2019

Website link:

5. ATW News


Please join 2019 Artists in Residence Amanda Ho, Kate James & Adrian Lazzaro to hear about their artistic practices, as well as their experiences at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | talks commence 6:30 pm, refreshments from 6:00 pm
Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 – 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Free to attend. RSVP essential.

RSVP at:

In 2018, thirteen Australian and international artists spent time immersed in the unique studio environment of the ATW as part of the annual Artist in Residence program. Open to artists working in any medium, and at any stage of their career, this residency program encourages rich cultural exchange between contemporary artists and ATW weavers.

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6. Heritage Craft Association News


Opportunities for Makers:
Heritage Crafts practitioners near Winchester sought to take part in Winchester Heritage Open Days. Makers will be asked to demonstrate their craft and engage with the public. For more information please contact Nicky Gottlieb at

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7. Selvedge

Newsletter no. 16


Call For Exhibitors.
Thank you to everyone who has supported our Kickstarter campaign so far, we’re very grateful for your donations and have reached our initial target. This is great news as it will enable us to set a further reach target and to expand our plans for the content of the event, to include more workshops and demonstrations…

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Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon: The Weavers’ Trail.
A distant clanking of pans and ethereal tendrils of juniper-infused smoke…

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