77 panels, 15 years, 4,000 people, 15 countries - come on in!

Journey through the Quaker influence on the modern world: explore the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, astronomy, the abolition of slavery, social reform, and ecology; and delight in the detail of the stunning needlework and the craftsmanship involved in its creation.

The 77 vibrant embroidered panels were made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996 (over 40 panels are on display at Kendal).

If you have the chance to visit our Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal you can also admire the Georgian Meeting House, which celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.

Quaker Tapestry Roadshow coming to your town?

1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019

The Quaker Tapestry panels of embroidery are ready to go – complete with display boards, lighting, interpretation material and of course the wow factor! Each…

25th Anniversary Year Quaker Tapestry Museum

1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019

This year the Quaker Tapestry Museum celebrates it’s 25th year. To mark this special occasion there will be a series of 25 events throughout the…

Bramley Hare Embroidery Workshop (Two-day)

29th May 2020 – 30th May 2020

Bramley Hare two-day Embroidery Workshop, Friday and Saturday 29-30 May, 10am-4pm, £150 This Bramley Hare embroidery lives in a warm summer meadow surrounded by oxeye…

Plume Thistle Embroidery Workshop (Two Day)

24th July 2020 – 25th July 2020

Plume Thistle Embroidery Two-day Workshop, Friday and Saturday 24-25 July, 10am-4pm, £140 Growing here in Cumbria, the Plume Thistle is a thing of beauty to…

Harvest Mouse Embroidery Workshop (Two-day)

9th October 2020 – 10th October 2020

Harvest Mouse two-day Embroidery Workshop, Friday and Saturday 9-10 October 2020, 10am-4pm, £150 This embroidery workshop, uses the unique Quaker Tapestry woollen fabric and features…

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“We were entranced not only by the Tapestry panels and the social history on display but also by the ambience of the Meeting House, the interpretation and information made available to us. It is a very good memory for us.”

Sutton Coldfield Ladies’ Gardening Club