ELTA Autumn Term Beginning September 12
East London Textile Arts (ELTA) is a collective running participatory textile projects in Newham, East London. We work with diverse groups of all abilities on a long term developmental basis building a wide range of skills within communities.
We create striking artworks and sell our cards, decorated papers and printed fabrics at open days and craft shops in East London. We work with adults with learning disabilities, and we collaborate with visiting artists while training unemployed young people.
Information about weekly classes can be found here. All are welcome, from beginners to highly skilled.
Romeo and Juliet for All
funded by the National Lottery's
Awards for All
Come and Join in
Monday 11 September
East Ham Library 11 am - 1 pm
Wednesday 13 September
Little Ilford Baptist Church
Sheringham Avenue E12 5PA
11 am - 1.30 pm
Friday 15 September
Rag Rugging, pom-pom making
and rope making
Sugar House Lane, E15 2RB
10.30 am - 1 pm
All Classes free of charge
but phone first if you are coming
for the first time.
0798 599 3191
Join our Rag Rugging, pom-pom and braiding group
Meeting Fridays during term times at School 360, 10.30 - 1 pm
Just phone us first,
and come along,
all classes are free.
Rags in abundance at the moment and the group now has its own Manifesto
available on request from
East London Textile Arts
Rajah and the Rice
made by Friday Rag Rug School as part of
Stories we Love
What is ELTA Like?
Here are a few words by
one of regular embroiderers and volunteers
"I love going to the weekly group as I get the opportunity to chat to other embroiders some of whom have far more experience than I do, it's amazing how many tips and tricks you pick up simply by speaking to others. I love that the embroideries (because they are project themed) are completely different to what I would normally sew. For example as part of the Romeo & Juliet project we embroidered stone arches to be appliqued on to Juliet's dress together with axes and daggers this time for Romeo's costume."
ELTA embroiderer, rag-rug maker
So please come and join us!
Just phone 0798 599 3191
to let us know you are coming.
Above: Textile design for Juliet's dress
Above Embroidery for Romeo and Juliet