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: Mike WallaceI work primarily in textiles, both fabric and threads. My work includes tapestry weaving and fabric collages, as well as combining the interest in textiles with another in bookbinding and metal.
I enjoy experimenting with colour and texture, and textiles are an ideal medium for this. I find real opportunities in combining different media, such as the contrast of hard cold metal with soft threads and fabric or incorporating found objects (from skips, beaches, walking etc). There are special challenges in combining different disciplines which provide great satisfaction when they work…….