Tuesday, 20 April 2010

As a new member of ERTF I would very much like to exhibit in the Owen Jones project. I have bought numerous copies of the grammar of ornament over the years for my school department.

I have some thoughts but no design work yet. My problem is that OJ himself was so very anti eclecticism.

Lindy Rees (Cambridge)


I am a very recent member of ERTF. I would like to exhibit with the Owen Jones project. I have bought numerous copies of 'the grammar of ornament' for my school department over the years so I am familiar with this publication.

I feel like doing a column - a pillar of progress - if you like, based on the victorian anthropological notions of 'the progress of civilisation' - like an archaeological dig going down the layers to the 'primitive'. I have an MA in anthropology so, clearly, I don't share the notion of 'primitive'! But the eclecticism of this would be so very not Owen Jones as he abhored eclecticism.

As a practical consideration I may well not have the time to complete such an ambitious project.

These are my thoughts so far. I have not done any prep, design or development work yet.

Lindy Rees (Cambridge)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Hi Fran - it is good to have you on board. I went to the study days at the V&A and Warners last year but still haven't started any work! I'm hoping that this group will make me find the time to actually do some textile work................Lorraine

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Getting back to it!

Dear All

Have recently started a new job and textiles has had to take a back seat for a while. Having put some work into the Night and Day exhibition in Braintree Museum last week I am feeling fired up and trying to get back in the swing so thought I would look up Owen Jones project for inspiration for a new project. Feeling a bit isolated at the moment cos I can;t get to any classes or meetings so thought the blog would be a good way of talking to other textilers!
So I had better get on! Any contact with what you are all doing will be greatly appreciated and I will try to get back to you.

Thanks, Fran

Monday, 12 April 2010


We are now full steam ahead with this project and have re-opened the list so that all members can participate.

We are proposing a non-juried, travelling exhibition which will give members a chance to showcase their work around the region in a non-juried environment.

Members already registered on the project will have received a personal email with full details. Members wishing to find out more should go to the web site, Members Section, Committee Organised Events, Exhibitions to find out more.

An Intent to Exhibition Form has to be returned by 7th May.