Alternative Stitching, in Ipswich, with Bridget Guest
8th November 2017
Discover the secrets and stories behind the Quaker Tapestry with Bridget Guest
Bridget is passionate about the Quaker Tapestry, embroidery and community art. Manager at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal for 23 years, she teaches, designs and inspires others to enjoy embroidery.
Bridget has many stories to tell about the Tapestry from its humble beginnings in 1981. Why it is so inspiring to others. What it means to those who are involved in keeping this work alive for future generations.
Bridget’s film, book and kits share the unique embroidery techniques of the Quaker Tapestry. Workshops at the museum, around the country and overseas inspire students to create their own textile projects, both small and large.
The Quaker Tapestry is a modern community textile of 77 colourful panels of embroidery. Made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996. The panels chronicle 350 years of remarkable people and events.
The Tapestry shows the Quaker influence on the modern world. Exploring the industrial revolution. Developments in science, medicine and astronomy. The abolition of slavery, penal and social reform. Ecology, business and finance.
One of the ‘six best tapestries’ to see, as described by traveller and writer Alexander McCall Smith in THE TIMES: “It is a quiet and calm tapestry, like the Quakers themselves”.
How to buy tickets
Please note; this talk is in Ipswich. Tickets must be pre booked and are available from Pacitti Company