Wednesday 27 November 2013

Free Entry To The Quaker Tapestry 2 - 14 December 2013 & Quaker Tapestry Workshops & Gifts

I think many of you are already familiar with the Quaker Tapestry. It is one of the most significant, imaginative and collaborative community tapestry projects of the past three decades made by 4,000 men, women and children from around the world. It tells stories of railways, revolutions and remarkable people, over 250 years of social history through the eyes of Quakers. This is a close-up of the famous Quaker Stitch specially constructed for use on the Quaker Tapestry which you can see on display at the gallery on Stramongate, in Kendal, Cumbria for two weeks in December, completely free of charge! (Which means you will have money left over to buy some very special gifts in the Quaker Tapestry Giftstore.... :)
Even if you can't visit - do look in the on-line gift store as there are some really bonnie embroidery kits for you or your friends. Click here to see more.
Bridget Guest, the embroiderer/designer associated with the Quaker Tapestry gives bespoke workshops for groups at Sidcot Quaker School. If you are travelling to Bath for the Textile Summer School - or to see the Feller Collection at the Ashmolean Museum in 2014, you might like to arrange a special session for your group in this wonderful setting and with a very special broderer. Click here for more details.

1 comment:

  1. Sigh - a bit too far for me to get to with the work commitments I already have in my diary. A friend (I think it was Bertie Button) went to see this a few years ago and brought me back a postcard of a ship on the tapestry and I've wanted to see it ever since. One day.......