Stories we Love
funded by Awards for All
Come and Join in
11 am - 1.30 pm
Stratford Library 2 - 3 pm
Little Ilford Baptist Church
Sheringham Avenue E12 5PA
at East Ham Library 11 am - 1 pm
Stratford Library 10 am - 12 (for adults with learning disabilities)
All classes free of charge
Beginners to advanced textile makers
all classes during term times only
starting soon at all ELTA classes
Romeo and Juliet for All
funded by the National Lottery's
Awards for All
Fabric design for Juliet's dress
To get in touch please click here for contact information
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.
Join our Rag Rugging group
Meeting Fridays during term times at School 360, 10.30 - 1 pm
Just phone us, 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
During the autumn term 2021, curator Grant Watson conducted a number of interviews with ELTA members which became part of an on-line exhibition
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
Tooth Witch from
Dental Health project 2015
Part of the story of ELTA
that we will be showing for
Newham Heritage Month
Newham Heritage Month
We have just heard that our bid to make a history of East London Textile Arts has been accepted. we will be adding to our oral history of the project as well as involving as many people in thinking about how the rich textile legacies of the borough have inspired their work.
more information about how you can become involved coming soon.