BTG NEWS & EVENTS

  • 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

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  • 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

  • August 3rd, 2019

    Members from the BTG are demonstrating tapestry weaving at the Vyne, a National Trust house in Hampshire.
    The tapestries from the house’s tapestry room are being conserved which has provided an opportunity for us to exhibit contemporary tapestries and explain the nature of tapestry weaving with a display of historical text panels, illustrative tapestry samples and showing visitors the techniques involved. The display continues to the end of the August.
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  • July 18th, 2019

    An exhibition by the Scottish Fungi Dyers and friends
    August 26th-September 8th 2019
    The Tolbooth, 4 High Street, Lanark ML117EX
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