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

Have a look at our Virtual Tour  on The Museum page…. 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.

Bramley Hare Embroidery Workshop (Two-day)

11th September 2020 – 12th September 2020

Bramley Hare two-day Embroidery Workshop, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September, 10am-4pm, £150 Bramley Hare lives in a warm summer meadow surrounded by oxeye daisies…

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…

Plume Thistle Embroidery Workshop (Two Day)

30th October 2020 – 31st October 2020

Plume Thistle Embroidery Two-day Workshop, Friday and Saturday 30-31 October, 10am-4pm, £140 Growing here in Cumbria, the Plume Thistle is a thing of beauty to…

Rivers of Kendal – Creative Writing Workshop

1st May 2021

New 2021 DATE – Saturday 1st May 2021, 10am-4pm. £40 The 2021 exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’….

The Yards of Kendal – Creative Writing Workshop

26th June 2021

New date 2021 – Saturday 26th June 2021, 10am-4pm. £40 The 2021 exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’….

Journeys in Stitches – Creative Writing Workshop

25th September 2021

New Date 2021 – Saturday 25th September 2021, 10am-4pm. £40 The 2021 exciting programme of Creative Writing workshops is set around the theme of ‘Journeys’….

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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