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Bristol Textile Quarter


    Bristol Textile Quarter (BTQ) provides workspace and equipment on an affordable, flexible basis for Bristol’s textile community. BTQ has space for 14 resident members and can also provide temporary access to anyone working on short-term projects. For the past few years BTQ has hosted a textile graduate placement scheme in collaboration with Bath Spa University and more recently, with Spike Island too. BTQ’s MeetMakeMend visible mending events have become a regular fixture on the Bristol textile calendar and succeed in drawing in a wider community who use these evenings to carve out space and time for themselves to collectively mend.

    Current facilities include:

    Individual desk spaces

    1 industrial sewing machine (+ needles: silk, cotton & heavy weight)

    2 industrial 5-thread overlockers

    3 3’x6’ cutting tables

    1 5’x5’ cutting table

    2 x adjustable female mannequins

    Steam iron

    Harris floor loom

    Harris table top loom

    5 Brother knitting machines KH S series

    1 Brother chunky knitting machine KH260

    1 Ribber

    Drum carder

    Universal phone holder w/ flexible long arm (to use for product shots, filming etc)

    As well as the following materials:

    Basic machine threads

    Selection of donated yarns on the cone

    Dot + Cross pattern paper

    And the following other services:

    Fibre broadband wifi

    Recycling (paper, card, tin & textiles)

    Use of kitchen area & toilet

    Printer & ink

    Free access to private meeting room with library of reference books & publications

    Full Time (Resident) Members also receive:

    Membership discount on workshops
    Own keys & 24/7 access
    Addition storage

    Membership Rates:

    Monthly: £190/pcm
    Daily: £25/day

    Please get in touch to arrange a visit!

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