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

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."

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

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Artist of the day: Elizabeth Radcliffe

I learned to weave at night class, taught by Archie Brennan and Maureen Hodge at ECA, whilst working at the Dovecot as a screen printer. I then went to Edinburgh College of Art to study tapestry.

Inspired by the patterns of nature,especially around animal eyes, I have woven a series recently, mainly cats and big cats.

Having found the Ashley Book of Knots at college, I have been working over the years to explore the sculptural quality of tying knots in woven strips.

I have always been interested in clothes and fabric and especially how they look on the human body.

Elizabeth RadcliffeShowcase

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