South West Textile Group consists of about 20 textile artists. We aim to promote public awareness of textile arts by exhibiting members’ work. Our talented group offers wide ranging textile art forms from tapestry weaving, hand and machine embroidery, patchwork, felt making, paper forms, metal and wire work, photography, ceramics, mixed media and installation work. We are all dedicated and committed artists.
The group is self-funded and is organised voluntarily by a committee elected by the membership. The Annual General Meeting is held in January where members vote in officers and their deputies who serve the interests of the group. Members are expected to take an active role by attending meetings, organising exhibitions and events. Meetings are lively, creative and many friendships are formed through mutual interest. SWTG publishes a regular Newsletter keeping members up to date with the membership, exhibitions and general information about the group.
New Members – We are currently in a period of evaluation and consolidation following two years of the pandemic, so we are not accepting new members at the moment but would be very happy to hear from anyone who is interested in joining in the future.
We meet in Bridgwater on a Saturday morning, about 4 times a year, and also in smaller groups for Work in Progress meetings at members’ houses at various times.
Please get in touch via our facebook page.
Exhibitions for 2020
Pound Arts at Corsham. Cancelled
Wells Museum – Cancelled
Exhibitions for 2021
We have no exhibitions planned for 2021 yet due to the ongoing uncertainty, but hope to exhibit later in 2022.