BTG invites all tapestry weavers to ‘celebrate’ your 'Midwinter / End of Year' festivities with us by weaving a small tapestry with your chosen theme. Image credits: Alex Friedman, Claire Buckley, Eleonora Budden, Hilary O'Connell, John Barron, LIv Pedersen, Maggie Kateley, Pat Michell, Thoma Ewen, Trish Graham.

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: Jane Riley

 

I work at The Weaving Rooms in Darlington alongside artist Becky Sunter where we have our own studio spaces in addition to delivering workshops in weaving, spinning and tapestry.

My subject matter comes from my love of the environment and the natural world. Coastline, woodland, and moors, all rich sources of inspiration. I create a body of work around a theme exploring and developing ideas and images. Currently my work is about seaweed and has me wading out to sea at low tide with my camera and sketchbook scouring rock pools.

Jane RileyShowcase

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