Back 29/30 June 2019 #SELWAT

SELWAT 2019 Festival Ad

Location: Woodlands Farm – 331 Shooters Hill, DA16 3RP

Time: 11 am – 4 pm

#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.

In the stunning scenery of Woodlands farm 89 acres of animals and arable land.

The festival has a vibrant Makers market, children’s events including tractor rides and facepainting and Mask making competition, an incredible large art gallery featuring the forefront of textile art locally, eclectic workshops and talks.

We are proud to have in the gallery Emily Tull international embroiderer 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 include Up and coming contemporary stitcher Jessica Taylor of and 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.

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 area also has a rich history, with military associations with Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal, and textiles being taught and created at Goldsmiths College and Ravensbourne University.

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 – 29 and 30 June – Woodlands Farm Trust DA16

Hi All our wonderful textile fans. We are delighted that the #SELWAT The South East London Wool and Textile Festival is entering its second year For the second year running our sponsors Goldsmiths (University of London) are supporting the emergence of this locally run festival. A festival by textile makers for everyone interested in textile …