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 Business – Money, Shoes, Chocolate and all that

28th February 2018 – 9th December 2018

With interactive displays, films, guides and children’s activities there’s something for all ages.

The Barrett Friendship Quilt Display

28th February 2018 – 8th December 2018

This 19th Century friendship quilt is a major work of art with connections to the Victorian Art World, William Morris and Queen Victoria herself! Come…

Mandala Embroidery Workshop

29th September 2018

This workshop is now FULL and due to popular demand we are running the Mandala workshop again in November. Please see November’s Mandala workshop booking…

Quaker Tapestry at Kendal Wool Gathering

27th October 2018

Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built. The Gathering is one of…

Quaker Tapestry at Kendal Wool Gathering

28th October 2018

Kendal Wool Gathering mixes demonstrations, activities and displays, all connected to the cloth on which the town’s wealth was built. The Gathering is one of…

Mandala Embroidery Workshop

17th November 2018

Mandala Embroidery Workshop 10am-3pm £60 Due to popular demand, this is our second Mandala workshop of the year! Mandala, meaning circle, is an abstract design…

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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