Monday, September 8, 2008

The British Tapestry Group goes global.....

Jennie Moncur

The British Tapestry Group goes global.....
BTG has decided to open up its membership to international tapestry weavers. You can join simply by visiting the BTG website,, although please be patient whilst we get our PayPal account sorted out. Membership fees for the current year, to April 2009, will be posted on the site.

Membership Benefits include:
· Access to the restricted members’ area on the website
· Access to the new BTG online Forum
· Create your own gallery page
· Subscription to the BTG Newsletter
· Member discount for the Tapestry 08 catalogue
· A range of members’ only exhibiting opportunities
· Reduced fees for Conference, Seminar and Workshop events

The new BTG Management Committee are also looking to forge links with international tapestry weaving groups, as well as individual weavers, so opening up our membership is our first step in this new direction. We’re already in the initial stages of organising an event for 2009, and the next major juried show, which we hope to tour to galleries around the UK.

2008 has certainly been a landmark year for the worldwide community of tapestry weavers with the Tapestry 2008 Symposium and events in Australia; BTG’s exhibition, conference and workshops in the UK; the American Tapestry Alliance’s Convergence events and exhibitions in the US; as well as the opening of the European Tapestry Forum’s second major touring show.

Add the British Tapestry Group website – - to your favourites list and keep yourself up-to-date with what’s happening in the UK.

Jane Freear-Wyld – Chair, the British Tapestry Group

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