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?

16th November 2017 – 8th December 2018

We are busy planning our next Quaker Tapestry Roadshow or Touring Exhibition for 2018 and beyond. We publish these events when we have all the…

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…

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.

Quaker Stitch and all things swirly Embroidery Workshop

26th May 2018

Quaker Stitch Embroidery Workshop 10am-3pm £60 Here’s a chance to learn all about the Quaker Stitch. Specially designed for the Quaker Tapestry – now recognised…

Garden Shed Embroidery Workshop

28th July 2018

Garden Shed Embroidery Workshop 10am-3pm £60 A special space situated in the lap of nature – perhaps along a barely visible path amid an array…

Mandala Embroidery Workshop

29th September 2018

Mandala Embroidery Workshop 10am-3pm £60 Mandala, meaning circle, is an abstract design with one identifiable centre point, from which emanates an array of shapes. The…

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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