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.

Rivers of Kendal – Creative Writing Workshop

2nd May 2020

Saturday 2nd May, 10am-4pm. £40 This years exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’. Each workshop is a stand…

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 Bramley Hare lives in a warm summer meadow surrounded by oxeye daisies and…

The Yards of Kendal – Creative Writing Workshop

27th June 2020

Saturday 27th June, 10am-4pm. £40 This years exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’. Each workshop is a stand…

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…

Journeys in Stitches – Creative Writing Workshop

26th September 2020

Saturday 26th September, 10am-4pm. £40 This years exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’. Each workshop is a stand…

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 Little harvest mouse, hidden among the traditional hedgerow flowers and grasses of…

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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