Ring Necked Paraqueet - invasive Species around River Roding

River Roding Embroideries

Open Day and Exhibition

June 29

10.30 - 1 pm

Little Ilford Baptist Church

Sheringham Avenue

E12 5PA 

in partnership with


River Roding Trust


Come and meet the makers

ALL Welcome

just turn up!

Rag-Rug Making

Above: Rag Rug Making at School 360

July 7th

School 360 Open day

Come and see ELTA's

work with children

and with the community

more details shortly

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.

Tutor Rachael Matthews

Rag School

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  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