The Pictorial Guide to the Quaker Tapestry beautifully illustrates, in full colour with accompanying text, all 77 panels of narrative crewel embroidery exploring the Quaker journey from the 17th century to the present day.
Created by 4000 children, women and men from 1981-1996, this captivating, international community textile project explores three centuries of social history.
The tapestry tells of Quaker events and insights and is a celebration of the significant contribution made by this religious group from the 17th century to the present day. Panels show the contribution of Quakers to the industrial revolution, to developments in science and medicine, to astronomy, the abolition of the slave trade, social reform and ecology. All are revealved within the stunning needlework.
The Tapestry Exhibition in Kendal is open to the public.