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These are links that we think you will find both useful and informative

Contemporary tapestry artists

Exhibitions

Exhibition lists can be found on the BTG and ATA websites – see Tapestry Organisations/Forums below

Heallreaf Biennial 2019 - includes the People's Choice prize sponsored by weaversbazaar

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

Community Weaving Projects

Tapestry Organisations/Forums

Commercial Tapestry Studios

Places to see Historic Tapestries

UK

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.

Hampton Court Palace. 

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.

France

Angers.  Angers is the location of two important sites relating to the history of hand-woven 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.

Paris

  • Cluny Museum -  This link takes you to a search result of the tapestries held by this museum.
  • Louvre Museum - this link takes you to a search result showing the tapestry held by this museum.
  • Manufacture des Gobelins. This world-renowned workshop has been producing hand-woven tapestries since 1642. 

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