'Window on Weaving' goes online: this new feature enables us to curate tapestry art into display 'walls', as they would be in an actual exhibition.

BTG National exhibition 'Threads in Sheds' is opening at Whitchurch Silk Mill, Hampshire on 11th September 2021.
Image: ‘Twenty Shades of Silk’ (work in progress)  Anne-Kirsti Espenes

Matty Smith, Oxfordshire, UK: "Essentially I see the process of tapestry weaving as a form of textile painting which goes beyond the two-dimensional constraints of fine art, allowing texture, depth and 'substance' to be embedded in the finished piece to create a very distinctive 'presence'."

Mike Wallace, Hampshire: "I take inspiration from both geometric forms with their inherent symmetry, and also from the more irregular shapes, textures and colours of the environment around us."

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."

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: Joyce Coulton

I  graduated in printed textiles, then worked in industry designing  jacquard fabrics and tufted carpets.   Fascination with the process of translating designs into a grid format to enable machinery to produce a finished  textile,  probably influenced  my subsequent involvement in tapestry weaving.

I use  an old picture-frame as a loom and work with embroidery threads on a small scale.  My tapestries include figures, faces and partially recognisable objects.

Joyce CoultonShowcase

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