The award-winning Quaker Tapestry, which depicts the history of Quakerism in embroidery and is modelled on the famous Bayeux Tapestry, is being exhibited in Friends House in Euston in August. It was last in London over 20 years ago.
The 77 panels that make up the Quaker Tapestry are the work of 4,000 men, women and children from around the world. It began in 1981 in a children’s meeting in Taunton, as an alternative to colouring-in and was completed 15 years later. Some of the panels made journeys of thousands of miles as they passed from one group of embroiderers to another.
Twenty panels, from their Lake District home – the Arts Council accredited Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal – will form a free exhibition accompanied by demonstrations, an introductory film, a workshop, and gift shop.
The exhibition in Friends House runs from 7 to 18 August, from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 8pm on Thursdays.
Visitors can book online for an embroidery taster workshop on Saturday 12 August from 10am to 1pm. For further information and to book a workshop place click here.