These are links that we think you will find both useful and informative
Contemporary tapestry artists
Exhibition lists can be found on the BTG and ATA websites – see Tapestry Organisations/Forums below
Tapestry artists who teach
Tapestry weaving course providers
Atelier Weftfaced – courses and commercial studio
Australian Tapestry Workshop – commercial studio, tours, courses and events
Dovecot Studios – commercial studio, tours, courses and events
Edinburgh College of Art - short and certificated courses.
Morley College – courses
The Weave Shed - provides details of textile courses, including tapestry weaving, being offered at various locations.
Totally Textiles - a range of craft courses including tapestry weaving
weaversbazaar - workshops and Masterclasses
West Dean College – short and certificated courses as well as a commercial tapestry studio.
Information & Resources
Creative Choices: help with your career and with creative businesses
Community Weaving Projects
Commercial Tapestry Studios
Places to see Historic Tapestries
Victoria & Albert Museum: The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries and others including contemporary work - search the collection.
National Trust: many National Trust properties and stately homes contain tapestries on view.
William Morris - various places to see tapestries designed and woven by the William Morris Co including the V&A (above) and Kelmscott Manor.
Coventry Cathedral - Christ in Glory is reputed to be the largest tapestry woven in a single piece
Stirling Castle - the location of seven large, hand-woven tapestries, closely based on a set of Medieval tapestries which are held in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Angers. Angers is the location of two important sites relating to the history of hand-woven tapestry.
- Chateau d’Angers houses The Apocalypse Tapestry - the longest surviving medieval tapestry in the world.
- Museum of Jean Lurcat and Contemporary Tapestry - Jean Lurcat is often described as the 'father of contemporary tapestry'.
Aubusson - because of its centuries-long association with hand-woven tapestry, the whole town of Aubusson was, in 2009, inscribed by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There are several sites worth visiting in Aubusson:
- Cite de la Tapisserie - "The Cité Internationale de la tapestry's mission is to preserve, enrich and showcase this great know-how."
- Felletin, a town located near Aubusson, is also world-famous for its tapestry workshops, one of which wove the Christ in Glory tapestry which hangs in Coventry Cathedral. At Maison du Tapissier you can see the municipal tapestry weaver in action.
- Various ateliers and manufactories in both Aubusson and Felletin, are willing to receive visitors, Details of these can be found here.