#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.
We will be back bigger and better and we listened to you. Our disabled participants told us that they needed more access. We have therefore moved the festival to Thomas Tallis School in Kidbrooke Royal Greenwich. This modern space is stunning.
The festival has a vibrant Makers market, an incredible large art gallery featuring the forefront of textile art locally, eclectic workshops and talks, this year including celebrated puppeteer Sue Dacre (Jim Henson, Labyrinth, Little Shop of Horrors)
There is plenty for all ages and lots of things for the kids,
In 2020 we are proud to have as guests in the Saatchi artist Haf Weighton and Joan Kendall international weaver.
In 2019 we had Emily Tull who had a five page spread and lead in Embroidery Magazine and was a contestant contestant Sky Portrait Artist of the Year and Winner Kent Creative Awards. This is testament to the calibre of artists who take part in this diverse community festival.
This year we will be focussing on all four corners of Royal Greenwich bringing creativity to all. We will be especially developing workshops and talks which will also engage young people who may be curious about textiles and textile careers.
In 2020 we are again Sponsored by Goldsmiths University of London (in association with their textile department.)
Wonderful weavers, embroideries, felters and wool-workers. Textile Art, workshops and international textile market.
Meet local designers and makers, buy unique and exclusive products, and the materials to make your own creations . Plus much much more.