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#SELWAT The South East London Wool and Textile Festival is back. Bigger , more vibrant and with wonderful creative flair for all those lovers of delicious colour, art, fun and experience.

The festival has a vibrant Makers market, an incredible large art gallery featuring the forefront of textile art locally, eclectic workshops and talks.

There is plenty for all ages and lots of things for the kids,

In 2019 we were proud to have in the gallery Emily Tull international embroiderer, with a recent five page spread and lead in Embroidery Magazine and contestant Sky Portrait Artist of the Year and Winner Kent Creative Awards. She will be live stitching a completely new work of art at the festival.

Other special guests included Up and coming contemporary stitcher Jessica Taylor of loadsofolbobbins. Joan Kendall weaver and member of the British Tapestry Association who will be working with visitors on a community art piece linked to carers. Joan having been a carer for her mother. Her work has featured words and phrases linked to this time.

In 2019 we were Sponsored by Goldsmiths University of London (in association with their textile department.)

Wonderful weavers, embroideries, felters and wool-workers. Textile Art, workshops and contemporary market on the beautiful 89 acre Farm.

Meet local designers and makers, buy unique and exclusive products, and the materials to make your own creations . Plus much much more and sheep, loads of sheep.


South East London is home to a wide variety of people from different cultures and backgrounds. The festival takes place in Royal Greenwich the area also has a rich heritage of history, the Cutty Sark, the naval college. Eltham Palace and many parks and spaces.

South East London Textile Society is a group of local designers and makers with a love of textiles and the south east corner of London. We are working to explore and promote the cultural significance of textiles to the area and the people who live and work here.

Impressions SELWAT Festival 2018

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How did we do?

The SELWAT 2019 Festival is history. We had two days filled with textile arts, crafts and activities and we enjoyed it. We want to make our next festival even better and we want your opinion and input. Please complete this little survey and give us feedback about your experience on this years Festival. It will …

For your Diaries #SELWAT is Back 20 and 21 June Venue to be announced

Hi All our wonderful textile fans. We are delighted that the #SELWAT The South East London Wool and Textile Festival is entering its third year A festival by textile makers for everyone from 0 – 100 + interested in textile art, craft and making. If you are interested in participating please go to our enquires …