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Natra Studios join BTQ!

Natra Studios is a new label by Apparel and Footwear designer Rebecca Miller. Mixing casual wear and sportswear from material selection to cut lines. All fabrics and trims have been […]

March 15, 2024

BTQ Member Exhibition!

Stitch Field : Alice-Marie Archer’s Agritextiles  February 14 – June 9, 2024 at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, California. Alice crafts living architectural-textile creations that invite us to […]

February 14, 2024

MEET MAKE MEND returns for 2024

We had a fantastic first MMM of the year with so many repairs tackled whilst a gentle flow of conversation and knowledge exchange filled the studio – One of the […]

February 12, 2024

BTQ Graduate Placement

Our 2023/24 Graduate placement in collaboration with Bath Spa is knitwear designer Rhianna Davenport, aka @studioohaf. Rhianna joined us in November, having graduated in Knitwear, specialising after studying BA (Hons) […]

January 23, 2024

La Folle!

Introducing Fi Stewart as our newest member of BTQ! Fi Has created La Folle – a contemporary alfresco accessories range consisting of bags, berets and fans! La Folle is inspired […]

December 1, 2023

New Workshop for New Year!

Experienced pattern cutter and seamstress Justine DK will help you make a kimono, step by step, from cutting the fabric to sewing to wearing!  Saturday 27th January 2024, save the date! […]

November 21, 2023

When Scout and Rae came to Visit…

Hannah Kirkham of Scout and Rae popped into the studio earlier in the year for a cuppa and a chat; ‘Back in March, I found myself a short walk from […]

November 10, 2023

New Weaver in the Studio!

Georgina Harper has joined BTQ as our latest weaving resident. Having graduated from Falmouth University, Gina is a Woven Textile Designer with proficiency in hand and jacquard weaving. Specialising in […]

October 27, 2023

Introducing: Ti Green

Article Green has moved into our studio! Ti Green primarily designs for performance, creating costumes and sets for theatre productions. Ti is passionate about sustainable Fashion and has launched her […]

October 20, 2023

New BTQ Member: Alice-Marie Archer

Alice-Marie Archer is one of the new cohort of members to join BTQ. Alice-Marie is a multidisciplinary practitioner with circa 10 years experience bridging science, technology and art. ‘Alice works […]

October 10, 2023

SAVE THE DATE Bristol Textile Quarter – Open Studios! Sat, 30th September

We are very excited to be planning an Open studios at Bristol Textile Quarter this coming September! We are hoping to open up the whole building that we share with […]

August 4, 2023

Threads: Breathing Stories into Materials – 29th July – Sun, 1st Oct

Threads, a major exhibition at Arnolfini – features 21 contemporary international artists and makers, who use textiles as their chosen medium. Celebrating material and making, these artists use the storytelling […]

July 29, 2023

BTQ Sewing Bee!

We could not be more proud of BTQ member Lizzie, aka @thebettysilk who has been a contestant on this years Great British Sewing Bee! It has been a total joy […]

July 18, 2023

Bath Spa Graduate Placement 23/24

BTQ is delighted to continue its collaboration with Bath Spa University to offer a funded Graduate Placement studio membership for Bath Uni graduates (from 2023 or who have graduated up […]

July 14, 2023

Amber Hards New Book!

BTQ member Amber Hards has written a book called ‘Machine Knitting Techniques: Textures and 3D effects’. Amber has been working on this project for the last two years, during which […]

July 8, 2023

SPARKS Bristol!

Sparks Bristol is a department store with a difference, co-created by Global Goals Centre and Artspace Lifespace. From fashion and food to nature and energy, each department is designed to support people in […]

May 13, 2023

Rebel Patch Launches!

Lisa Matzi has launched Rebel Patch! Limited edition art patches to reinvent the iron on patch and give clothes a second lease of life…

April 28, 2023

Bristol Textile Quarter Newsletter Feb 2023

It isn’t until you look back on the last year that you realise how much has changed and evolved and it is very exciting to share with you our progress… […]

February 10, 2023


Exciting times at BTQ as our shutters are having a makeover! Getting ourselves on the map with a specially commissioned artwork from @mernywernz and @billycolours to brighten up the shutters […]

January 31, 2023

New Year, New Spaces!

We have spaces available! New desk spaces are available – not only do you get a private desk space but a large communal working space where makers can spread out […]

January 24, 2023

BTQ renovations continue

This last year has been exciting for Bristol Textile Quarter. Since the building was bought at the end of 2021, there has been much investment to improve and update the […]

December 13, 2022

New Photostudio at BTQ!

The Photostudio set up is up and running in the studio. Through grant funding, we have invested in equipment for members so that they can shoot lifestyle and product shots […]

November 11, 2022

New Weaver Joins BTQ

Textile artist Youngye Cho, also known as @glory.y.cho has joined us as our latest member. Youngye’s work, based on weaving, is an amalgamation of historic and contemporary design, using traditional […]

November 10, 2022

New Graduate Placement for BTQ

Eve Harker joins Bristol Textile Quarter as our newest studio member. Eve has been awarded ten months of free studio space as part of Bath Spa’s studio residency scheme. For […]

October 31, 2022

Updating our Website!

The BTQ Website is having a little makeover! There will be dedicated pages to news and events, with a calendar showing upcoming workshops. There will also be a Members page […]

October 13, 2022

Sustainable Fashion Week 2022!

Sustainable Fashion Weeks mission is to support a shift away from fast fashion; resourcing and inspiring people in different communities to join a growing movement for change and find individual […]

September 28, 2022

New Members and New Spaces!

We now have more members spaces! We can now accommodate up to 14 members in the studio, offering private desk spaces, additional storage and still offering ample communal making space…

July 23, 2022

Bristol Textile News Summer 2022…

It has felt like a long time since we have shared news! Welcome to friends old and new who follow BTQ… We have been busy behind the scenes over the last few […]

July 19, 2022

New Members…

A warm welcome to new Member Lisa Matzi – Lisa is the founder of Rebel Patch. A company focussed on giving people the skills and tools to repair and upcycle […]

June 13, 2022

Bristol Textile Quarter News!

A very warm hello from BTQ! It’s been too long since we’ve shared news of studio life… but we’ve been here, waiting for the dust to settle, luckily keeping our doors open throughout the […]

August 26, 2021