Turtle Jacket

Turtle Jacket embroidered by ELTA participants, designed and made by Sonia Tuttiett and photographed by Frederic Landes

The Four Friends from

Kalila wa Dimna

Exhibition of costumes and embroidery at the

Art Workers' Guild

September 4th and 5th as part of 

Open House London

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.

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Come to in-person classes



10.30 - 1 pm

Little Ilford Baptist Church,

Sheringham Avenue E12 5PA


To join phone  07985993191


or email elta.textiles@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!




NEW ELTA Projects


The River Roding project

Starting Wednesday September 8th, at

Little Ilford Baptist Church

New Residency

at School 360,

Sugar House Island, Stratford

starting soon.

Classes for adults and children. More information to come soon.