Pat Brunsdon
Tamara Goulding
Beverley Folkard Essex Countryside

Welcome to the Eastern Region Textile Website

Welcome to the Eastern Region Textile Forum website. ERTF is a non-profit making, voluntary organisation which aims to provide a dynamic, active network where Textile Artists of all disciplines can create, exhibit, educate and improve their own practice, and collaborate to promote their own art-form. In short, ERTF aims to take textiles forward into the mainstream of 21st century art.


Latest Updates

Information regarding Order and Chaos, ERTF's fourth biennial exhibition are now available in the Members' Area

This exhibition will be held from the 2nd to the 29th April 2016 at

Thorleybourne Gallery, Bishop's Stortford Museum and Rhodes Art Complex,

South Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 3JG


Images of Diversity, the ERTF exhibition at "Textiles in Focus", Cottenham, Cambridgeshire are now available in our Events Gallery - (added 2.3.15)

Images of our Upcycling Conference, Saturday 18 April 2015 are now available in our Events Gallery - (added 28.4.15)

if members have any more images they would be happy to share please get in touch with our webmaster.



Spring 2015 Newsletter (Members Only) - added 28.4.2015

Newsletter index (Members section - at top of list of newsletters) - updated 31.1.2015

Minutes of AGM - April 2015 (to be verified) - added 28.4.2015

Minutes of committee meetings in February 2015 - updated 17.2.2015

Next committee meeting date - 27.6.2015


Other Upcoming Events


Open exhibition for members - Textile Festival  from 2 - 31 May 2015 at Denney Abbey and Farm Museum, Cambridgeshire

See Exhibition section for full details


ERTF (members) visit to:

Docwra's Manor Garden, Roydon - 18 July 2015

World Textile Day East, Thetford - 12 September 2015

Full details in the Members Only section


Autumn Conference on Wearable Art - 17 October 2015, Letchworth Settlement, Letchworth, Hertfordshire - more details to follow shortly

(please note change of date/venue from that previously advertised)


Juried exhibition - "Order and Chaos" 2 - 29 April 2016 

Thorleybourne Gallery, Bishop's Stortford Museum and Rhodes Art Gallery

South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 3JG

(full exhibiting information and documentation now available in the members area - updated 20.4.2015)