Peace Dove by Patricia Armour is just one of the entries in 'Weavers Applaud', a British Tapestry Group - American Tapestry Alliance joint initiative 

Kevin Halliwell, Edinburgh: "I am especially interested in the cutting and shaping of tufted (turkish knot) yarn and other manipulations in order to create interesting and striking surface textures."

Gillian Morris, Clackmannanshire, Central Scotland: "My tapestry weavings often focus upon reinterpreting natural forms and surfaces through abstraction. I create around the theme of reinvention, of creating new relationships and ways of seeing."

Jennifer Woolnough, Hertfordshire: "I am a textile artist currently drawing inspiration from the movement of water, attempting to capture fleeting images in the form of abstract shapes from the ebb and flow and light upon the surface."

Heidi Flaxman, Bristol: "My current body of work is influenced by cartography, topography and geology with a focus on developing a coalescence between digital fabrication techniques and traditional hand making skills; specifically, those of tapestry weaving."

Jane Riley, Darlington: “My subject matter comes from my love of the environment and the natural world.
Coastline, woodland, and moors, all rich sources of inspiration.”

Welcome to The British Tapestry Group

Welcome to our website where we will show you what we have to offer. We are an enthusiastic and growing organisation whose aims are to:

  • Raise the profile of woven tapestry as an art form
  • Increase awareness of the process and scope of woven tapestry
  • Provide a support and communication network for artists working in woven tapestry
  • Circulate information about exhibitions, events and commissions
  • Offer opportunities for exhibiting in both national and regional exhibitions
  • Provide information about weavers who teach and those who welcome visitors

About the BTG       Where can I learn?        Join the BTG

Artist of the day: Lorna Goldsmith

I taught myself tapestry weaving when I was a teenager and after a long break I have returned to this calm and reflective weaving technique. My weaving uses many different fibres in the threads used in the weft. Whether handspun or commercial yarn I like to explore and experiment with how different fibres work in the weaving process.

In addition to tapestry weaving I use other craft disciplines as part of the design process, and so I felt, embroider and print to widen my visual vocabulary.

My tapestries are developed intuitively and through experimental use of different techniques.

Lorna GoldsmithShowcase

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