BTG NEWS & EVENTS

  • February 16th, 2020

    MichaelCrompton-Triumph of light over darkness

    Triumph of Light Over Darkness
    © Michael Crompton


    Light and dark when combined create a multitude of shades, tones, and a myriad of variations. Not always do we see total single light or total single darkness, this is particularly so with light pollution at night when the wonders of the Milky Way are indistinct and often invisible. In the natural world light and dark are continually changing, morphing from and through a vast range of tones and hues.

    The cyclonic nature of our weather and its effects . . .
     
     
     
     
    Read the whole article: Triumph of Light over Darkness by Michael Crompton

  • February 9th, 2020

    Window on Weaving-poster (c) BTG-SE
    15th April – 2nd May 2020
    Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.00am – 5.00pm
    Haslemere Educational Museum
    78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA

    The exhibition is organised by BTG SE, and the BTG London Group have been invited to participate. The work exhibited is an expression, both of the diversity of the weavers who created the pieces on display, as well as demonstrating the vast potential of the techniques involved. One of the key factors in bringing the group together has been the nurturing of confidence alongside developing the skills of weaving, and the work on display illustrates confidence and skills in abundance. The exhibition title was chosen to leave maximum scope for interpretation by individual weavers. Only a maximum size was specified

    View a short video: Sarah McLean and Claire Buckley introduce some of the tapestries on show

    Directions: http://www.haslemeremuseum.co.uk/visit/findus.html

    For more information contact Mike Wallace at: mikewallaceuk@yahoo.co.uk

  • January 25th, 2020

    Lorna Goldsmith

    A Vyne Soho tapestry. Image courtesy of The Vyne, National Trust, © National Trust Images/Daniel Lewis

    A Vyne Soho tapestry. Image courtesy of The Vyne, National Trust, © National Trust Images/Daniel Lewis


    The Vyne, a National Trust house in Hampshire, holds an important historical tapestry collection. Several years ago, the tapestries were damaged while the house was being renovated. They were removed for conservation and the tapestry room was cleared of furniture leaving the room free for a display.

    Read more: VyneHouseProject

  • December 30th, 2019

    Bobbie Cox Spinning
    generous and patient in
    her sharing (1930 – 2018)

    Libby Sheen, Forest Row, Sussex

    I was fortunate, along with members of
    the East Sussex Guild of Weavers,
    Spinners and Dyers, to attend three
    of Bobbie’s tapestry weaving courses
    in the lovely village of Peter Tavy
    on the edge of Dartmoor.
     
     
     
    Read the article at: An Appreciation of Bobbie Cox

  • December 6th, 2019

    Jill Davies Flow (c) Ken Lonseth

    Jill Davies Flow (c) Ken Lonseth

    7–23 May, 2020 Arkwright Mills, Cromford, DE4 3RQ
    3–30 October, 2020 Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, TS10 5NW

    Read more →

  • November 23rd, 2019

    Woven Waves - The Battle of Jutland
    Scottish Maritime Museum
    Linthouse Building
    Harbour Rd
    Irvine
    KA12 8BT

    Saturday 14th Dec 2019 – Sunday 29th March 2020
    Open daily 10am – 5pm

    https://www.scottishmaritimemuseum.org/exhibitions/coming-soon-woven-waves-the-jutland-tapestries/

  • November 18th, 2019


     

    Hannah Ryggen: Threads of Defiance
    Marit Paasche

    Thames & Hudson, 2019
    288 pages
    ISBN 9780500094099
    Hannah Ryggen : Threads of Defiance
    hardcover

    Review by Sally Reckert (sally@reckert.com)
    October 2019
     
     
     
    Read the review at: Review-Hannah Ryggen – Threads of Defiance

  • November 2nd, 2019

    weaving water-woven land

    BTG Scottish Group tapestry weavers

    Meet the Artists: 3 November 1 – 4pm

    Farfield Mill

    Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW

    30 October 2019 to 3 January 2020

    https://www.farfieldmill.org/visit/

  • October 4th, 2019

    BTG at The Knitting & Stitching Show - London 2019
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  • September 22nd, 2019

    Frances Crowe ‘Turmoil’ 150x125cm, cotton warp and wool weft. Photo © Shmueli Bell


    The third biennial exhibition of contemporary tapestries from around the world

    So many tapestry artists are drawn to the landscape as their source of inspiration. The flow of water runs through many of the works. Blue-greens, inky indigos and turquoises of waves, rivers, pools and splashes appear and reappear.

    Review by Ruth Bell whose tapestry ‘Unifying Force: the Power of Giving’ can also be seen at the Heallreaf show.

    Read the review at: Heallreaf3 – review by Ruth Bell