Our driving belief is that woven tapestry is a very special medium with enormous creative potential. Whilst tapestry weaving is an ancient technique, tapestry is enjoying a resurgence today with an increasing number of artist's throughout the British Isles producing work of a very high standard. Our aim is to bring this work to a wider audience and promote it's development..
The British Tapestry Group. . .
. . . was formed in 2005 to promote the art of tapestry weaving.
. . . to increase awareness of the process & scope of tapestry within the educational system.
. . . to disseminate information about exhibitions, events and commissions.
The CTDG is an established group of textile-minded computer users who wish to share their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm with like-minded people. The computer skills of our members range from complete beginners to highly skilled experienced computer users.
Equally the range of computers and software used by our members is quite wide. Members' interests include embroidery, surface design, screen and fabric printing, patchwork quilting, knitting, beading, lace-making, needlework, stitching and other textile activities.
The CTDG have produced a number of publications that are useful to beginners and the experienced designer. The Workbooks are designed to be used individually, in groups, or in a work shop. They are to help students to understand how to use their computer to develop a number of different design methods for a variety of textile skills, and are designed to take the reader, using worked examples, through the various techniques.
The objectives of the Association are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship.
Membership of the Association is open to any Guild who can show that it subscribes to the aims of the Association and is not a commercial or profit making body.