A new group for anyone from the east or west midlands with a personal or professional interest in textiles.

The group will launch this October at UCE Birmingham with inaugural exhibition, seminar, discussion groups, trade fair, workshops and demonstrations.

MTF is also appearing at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC, so come and meet us, join or buy tickets for the launch day.

Details available from [email protected]


Here is some more information about the developments of our new group for the Midlands. It is now confirmed that Birmingham will host the launch of the group on Saturday 27th October 2007 at the University of Central England. The launch day will include a seminar, discussion groups, demonstrations and workshops by members, a trade fair and an open exhibition of members work which will run for a further 4 weeks. We have also begun to book follow on exhibitions the first being in Droitwich Library Gallery in Dec 2007.

The group will also be appearing at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC in September to promote the launch.

Anybody requiring more details or interested in membership of the Forum, which is open to anybody living in the east or west midlands with a professional or personal interest in textiles, should email, [email protected] or write to Annette Lucas at, Midlands Textile Forum, c/o UCE Birmingham, BCVA, Ruskin Hall, Linden Rd, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1JX. Please include an A5 stamped addressed envelope (first class 44p).

For anybody wishing to join and take part in the inaugural exhibition, the receipt of schedule deadline is August 24th with the receipt of work deadline being September 21st-27th.


Midlands Textile Forum is featured in a number of publications this month, beginning with the May/June edition of Embroidery and the next issue of SlipKnot so look out for us!

Membership packs are now available for people who would like to take advantage of the supportive network and exhibition opportunities this group offers. Simply email Annette Lucas on [email protected] or write to Annette Lucas,  41 Franklin Rd, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 2HJ. (include an A5 stamped addressed envelope, 44p first class) Anybody who has already written to the previously posted University address do not need to resend as these letters are still being dealt with. Alternatively pick up your pack at our stand at the Knitting and Stitching Show at the NEC Birmingham, 13th-16th September.

We have had lots of interest from galleries for future exhibitions and are currently looking at our 2009+ programme. If any galleries are interested in offering the Forum space to exhibit in the future please contact Jane George, by email [email protected] or by post at 156 Studley Rd, Greenlands Redditch, Worcs, B98 7HP.


Interest in the group is going from strength to strength. An exhibition tour for 2008 is being planned and expressions of interest in the group are coming in daily.