About membership

ERTF is a volunteer-run organisation promoting contemporary textile art. This art form is often defined as using plant, animal or synthetic fibres to construct practical or decorative objects, and comprises our starting definition.  While their art works may incorporate other media, members are required to use textiles/fabrics and/or stitch as a significant element in work submitted for all ERTF events.

ERTF members have access to:

  • regular conferences
  • networking
  • opportunities for selling at some exhibitions
  • exhibiting opportunities
  • news roundup bulletins
  • activities that will assist members’ study and future learning
  • their own dedicated page on the ERTF website to showcase their work
  • membership of the ERTF Instagram group (@easternregiontextileforum) to promote their work

How to join

Membership of ERTF is limited to 60 textile artists in order to manage administration and allow members reasonable access to conferences and opportunities to exhibit. Within that maximum membership, ERTF is open to anyone over the age of 18 from the defined region.

Membership currently costs £25 for 12 months from the 1st June each year (pro-rata for new joiners within a year).

As of February 2022 membership is at full strength. However enquiries remain welcome and new members will be accepted in order of enquiry as the opportunity arises

To request membership (or addition to the waiting list if membership is at the maximum level indicated above), or if you have any queries, please contact the ERTF Membership Secretary by completing the contact form below: