BTG NEWS & EVENTS

  • April 20th, 2020

    Eleonora Budden : Behold the Hand

    Eleonora Budden – Behold the Hand

    The BTG, British Tapestry Group, are joining with ATA, American Tapestry Alliance, as a joint initiative. In these difficult times we would like to reach out to weavers across the world to applaud and give our thanks to the medical professions, the ancillary workers and the ordinary people who are working to keep us, the people, fed and healthy and a message to other weavers that we are all in this together, united, hand in hand.
    Our applause would be in the form of a small tapestry (or it might be a detail of a larger tapestry you are already working on). The theme would be to symbolise reaching out in friendship around the world. Read more →

  • April 11th, 2020

    Eleonora Budden : Behold the Rainbow
     

    A few days ago I received an email from Canada telling me about the children colouring pictures of rainbows, writing the title “ca va bien aller” (“it’s going to be OK”) and posting them in the windows as a message of hope to their communities.
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  • March 10th, 2020

    The Vision Weave Project (Moon Rain Centre, 2019) co-directed by Thoma and Gabby Ewen. Photo © Thoma Ewen
     
    Thoma shares with us her concerns of, on the one hand, an ageing population of artists and, on the other hand, the lack of making and creativity in schools today. The same concerns that Lesley Butterworth expressed in her recent article ‘An idea whose time has come’. (Butterworth, L. March 2020. Tapestry Weaver issue 27, p. 22).
     
     
    The weaving continues on The Vision Weave Project (Moon Rain Centre, 2019) co-directed by Thoma and Gabby Ewen. Photo © Thoma Ewen.

    Read the article at: Article: Weaving a Future

  • 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

    POSTPONED to February 2021
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  • 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

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  • 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