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13th April 2019 AGM and Conference  BOOK NOW 

Guest Speaker: Michele Carragher -The Embroidered Narrative

Michele Carragher is a highly creative costume hand-embroiderer who has been working in costume for film and television productions for over 20 years. Michele will give a 60-minute talk, and bring along a collection of her work that displays her style and techniques. Her work was used in Elizabeth I, which starred Dame Helen Mirren and Game of Thrones, which she still creates for.

Booking open now - click   ERTF AGM-MC Conf. 130419-2.pdf

For more information click on the flyer  flyer AGM-MC Conf. 130419.pdf 

Next Conference: 19th October 2019

Guest Speaker: Cas Holmes

Cas is a very well-know artist in painting, drwaing and textiles with a training in fine arts. She uses may recycled materials and makes exciting mixed-media artworks. She describes her process as 'Stitch-painting' and 'Painting with cloth. Her new book is published soon entitled Lanscape: Painting With Cloth. She will also be running a workshop.

More details: click here: Painting with Cloth-Flyer-2.pdf

Cas is exhibiting at Happy and Glorious in Cranbrook High Street, Kent from 10th November to 1st December 2018 and is taking a workshop there on 18th November. For more details click on the company name above. She is at various other exhibitions and events which you can read about on her blog - click here


Saffron Walden Museum Exhibition:

6th October 2018 - 3rd February 2019 - Essex -

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).

Please visit! for the full details click here: exhibition saffron walden.pdf


St Albans Museum and Gallery:

7th September to 3rd November 2019 - 'The Making of a Market Town'

There will be a presentation for members on 24th January 2019 by museum and gallery curator Sarah Keeling based on the theme of our new exhibition for September 2019. Sarah will have objects for discussion and sketching and you will be able to start to formulate ideas for your submissions. Please complete the form St Albans visit apply.pdf  Please forward this with your £5 contribution to costs to Carole Nicholls as soon as possible.

This leaflet gives you a flavour of the theme of the exhibition: Market place briefing October 2019-1.pdf

There is a further presentation for members of 12th February 2019 at Braintree museum by Clare Willets based on this exhibition theme 'The Making of a Market Town'. Clare will show participants photos and exhibits and host a walk around the original market site. To apply please complete the form Braintree Museum visit flyer.pdf and send it to Carole Nicholls with your remittance of £5 as soon as possible.