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A Selection of Useful Links

 

Organisations

The Quilters Guild

York Quilt Museum

Herts Visual Arts Forum - exhibitions, studios etc for a variety of arts & crafts within Hertfordshire.

International Feltmakers Association - a not for profit organisation established to promote felt in all its forms.

Eastern Region Textiles Forum - The Forum website. To Take Textiles Forward into the mainstream of 21st century art.

Twisted Thread - Organisers of the 'Festival of Quilts' and 'The Knitting & Stitching Show'.

The V&A Museum - Principal Museum of the Decorative Arts.

The National Gallery - Collection of European painting

The Tate Gallery - The national gallery of British art from 1500 to 2006

The Tate Modern - A major gallery of modern and contemporary art

The Quilt Association - Formed to provide a home for the collection of antique Welsh quilts known as The Welsh Heritage Collection; aims to promote an interest in patchwork, quilting and other allied textile crafts by organising exhibitions, workshops and classes showing both antique and contemporary work.

The British Museum - Inspiration from world cultures from Prehistory to the present day

International Feltmakes Association (IFA) - The name says it all!

WORKAID WORKAID tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living. Unwanted tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated volunteers at the WORKAID workshop.

Kuwait Textile Arts Assoc. - Website for the KTTA


Quilters, Textile Artists & Craftspeople

Patricia Archibald - Textile Artist, Teacher & Writer

June C Barnes - Quilter

Pauline Burbidge - Textile Artist, Quiltmaker, Designer-Maker

Martin Cheek - Mosaics, Teacher and supplies

Janice Gunner - UK-based stitched textiles artist, quilter and teacher.

Tina Lindström - Glass Artist (Click Union Flag for English Version). Co-maker of The Glass Quilt, based on my 're:Swiss'.

Sandra Meech - Stitched Textiles & Teacher

Alicia Merrett - Contemporary Art Quilts

Philippa Naylor - Machine Quilter & Teacher

Ricky Tims - Texan musician & Quilter.

Janet Twinn - Textile Artist, Quiltmaker

Gillian Travis - Textile Artist, Quiltmaker


Publications

Traplet Publications - including Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

Popular Patchwork Magazine

Selvedge Magazine

'Embroidery' - Embroiderer's Guild magazine

Textile Fibre Forum - Journal of Tafta - The Australian Forum for Textile Arts

The Quilter - Magazine of The Quilters' Guild


Courses

Missenden Abbey - Residential & Non-residential creative weekends.

Studio 39 - A fabric shop with workshop in Baldock, Herts

The Quilt Association - As above


Suppliers

Art Van Go - Shop, Gallery, & Art & Textiles Workshops. Knebworth, Herts

Studio 39 - As above

Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd. - Mainly natural, un-dyed fabrics

Rainbow Silks - Dyes, paints & a wide range of craft materials

Kemtex Educational Supplies - Mainly Dyes, with some dyeing equipment

Handweavers - 'a treasure trove for weavers, spinners, felters, dyers, embroiderers'

Fibrecrafts - Offers a vast selection of textile craft materials and equipment

 

All the images displayed on this site are of original artwork by Barbara Weeks (unless otherwise stated). If used elsewhere she should be credited and would appreciate being informed!