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Latest Updates:

Our last conference was a great success -

28 April 2018 - AGM and conference -

Bugs, Butterflies and Birds – Chipping Ongar

Speaker: Anne Kelly: “Textile Nature“ Workshop: Creating hand stitched postcards

Anne collects recycled fabric, paper and ephemera using collage, stitch, photographic and print processes to create mixed media textiles, framed and free hanging.

Her new book is 'Textile Nature' about the many connections between textile art and the natural world for Batsford Books. Its launch at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London, Harrogate and Dublin in 2016.


images will be added to the gallery shortly

Look forward to seeing you there!

Conference Autumn 2018

Our conference on 20th October 2018 will feature as our guest speaker renowned mixed-media artist Alice Fox.

It will be held at The Boxmoor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RE. Registration will open soon. 

For more details see the attached flyer - feel free to download and print to distribute.

Coastal Perspective-Flyer.pdf

Latest Exhibition

ERTF have alternating selected and non-selected exhibitions.

Kaleidoscope: 25 March – 22 April 2018 – Cambridge - was the latest exhibition for which entries were externally reviewed and selected by a panel. Images from this exhibition are currently showing in the slideshow above. A radio interview by member Alison White is available on the following link http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p061m6d5#play

“Kaleidoscope 2018” was held at Michaelhouse, St Michael’s Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU. It is located in the oldest part of Cambridge and has easy access for wheelchairs and buggies and is home to an award-winning café serving dishes created from local produce. It is a beautiful setting and hosts exhibitions of many kinds.


Saffron Walden Museum Exhibition:

6th October 2018 - 3rd February 2019 - Essex - This is our up and coming non-selected exhibition where we would hope to include all submissions.

This is a site-specific exhibition for our members. The work will be displayed for four months.

Saffron Walden Museum is one of the oldest in Britain, founded in 1835. It has an unusually rich and varied collection of natural history, ancient Egypt, North American, archaeology, local history, ceramics, glass, wood and textiles from around the globe (over 170,000 objects).

Applications for submission now closed

For those who have submitted their intent to exhibit - 
Here is the outline of your requirements. Note that the next deadline is 23rd June 2018

Saffron Walden Museum Presentation and Submission Information.pdf