Crow Costume

Crow costume embroidered by ELTA participants,

designed and made by Sonia Tuttiett

Join us for

Kalila wa Dimna

Ancient Tales for Troubled Times

curated by 

Rania Mneimneh and  Ghazaleh Zogheib

  at the

P21 Gallery

  London, NW1 1JD (near Kings Cross)

Opening  Evening May 12

6 - 9 pm

exhibition continues till June 11

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 12 - 6 pm

Wednesday 12 - 8 pm

Saturday 12 - 4 pm

ALL Welcome

The Four Animals from Kalila wa Dimna

Above: The Tortoise and the Crow from Kalila wa Dimna

Come and join us for an 

Embroidery Class

at the

P21 Gallery

Saturday 14 May 12 - 4 pm

with ELTA's lead Textile Artist

Sonia Tuttiett

just £5 including materials


Tickets available through events page

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.

Weave Shed Manifesto

The Weave Shed

Join our Rag Rugging group

Meeting Fridays during term times at School 360 10 - 1 pm

Just come along, no booking and all classes are free.

Rags in abundance at the moment and the group now has its own Weave Shed Manifesto

available on request from

East London Textile Arts

Folded Life

During the autumn term 2021, curator Grant Watson conducted a number of interviews with ELTA members which became part of an on-line exhibition

Folded Life,

Talking Textile Politics

Here can be read interviews about the lives and work of a wide variety of textile artists, curators, and designers.

This research  project was undertaken in partnership with the 

Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich