Members’ Day

Saturday 18 March 2023

St Mary's Church Hall, Old Town, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AF

This members’ day was a great opportunity for a social meet-up for ERTF members and a chance to catch up on current projects as well as swapping/selling any textile/craft items no longer needed. 

Doors opened at 9.30am for a 10am start and the day ended at 4pm. 

As well as a useful opportunity to swap/sell stash items, two members gave fascinating talks. Catherina Petit-van-Hoey spoke movingly about The Art of Grieving and how art explorations had sustained her after the death of her younger daughter a decade earlier. There were many super resources and contacts shared and the moving talk prompted thoughtful discussion.   Cherry Taylor then spoke about her very interesting dye/discharge, print and stitch technique. Examples of her wonderful textures were circulated. A great way to enthuse everyone as we think about our own work – and future ERTF exhibitions.
Thanks to Catherina for great organising!
Old Hemel Hempstead is worth a visit, even if you couldn’t make the day. It is used for many film and TV scene shots, and there are lovely walks in the area.

Click HERE for handy map of location and car parks. Nearby carparks and charges are:

High Street, Old Town, HP1 3AQ – £1.70 for 4 – 10 hours                                                                                                                                 

The Gables Car Park, Figtree Hill/Austins Place nr Bell Court, HP2 5HL – £1.70 for 4 – 10 hours

Gadebridge Park Car Park,  Leighton Buzzard Rd. HP1 3FA – FREE

Queensway, HP1 1HR – £2.70 for 4 – 10 hours   


Any queries, please contact Catherina Petit-van-Hoey on