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
Review: Gerhard Munthe - Norwegian Pioneer of ModernismJan Kokkin (translated by Arlyne Moi) Publisher: Arnoldsche Art Publishers (Stuttgart), 2018 Hardback, 296 pages; 48 colour and 200 b&w illustrations; bibliography; index of names. ISBN: 978-3-89790-517-7 Review by Sally Reckert (2021) Everyone interested in European Art Nouveau should add Jan Kokkin’s richly illustrated book ‘Gerhard Munthe: Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism’ to their library...
Blog: Tapestry weaving - a collaborative...In May 2021 Anna Wetherall wrote this blog post posing the question of whether there was an ongoing role for online tapestry weaving networks. There were limited responses to this - in fact only two, both of which were personal perspectives with one claiming great personal benefits from participating in Anna and Irene Evison's Nearly Wild Weaving online activities and the other suggesting more time was needed before they were ready to go down the online network route...
Artist of the day: Ali Lou FieldI am a tapestry weaver and dyer, and create landscape inspired tapestries combined with embroidery, and highly-textured contemporary framed pieces. My work is drawn from the natural world around me. I want to capture the serenity and beauty of nature and landscapes and infuse the emotions they evoke into my weavings. I love the slow and intentional process of being immersed in weaving.
I use a mix of modern and traditional weaving techniques, and also hand-dye my own yarns for weaving landscapes.