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Fabric of the North tapestry exhibition

From mid-October to end-January, Kirkleatham Museum will host a stunning exhibition from the British Tapestry Group. Fabric of the North brings together works by over 30 weavers, combining regular, three-dimensional and mixed-media tapestries, large and small, with a single theme: our Northern heritage.

Exhibitors come from near and far, and embody a wide range of experience. At one extreme there are long-established, internationally acclaimed artists who generally work to commission; at the other there are relative novices, including young children. Visitors will discover an art form which can be enjoyed at all levels and by all people, whether working on the loom or simply admiring a work on the wall.

Local resident Jane Riley, one of the BTG organisers, says: “This is going to be an amazing vision of Northern England. It’s not just about looking, there will be opportunities for interaction too, and you might even like to purchase one of the exhibits.” Many of the artworks will be for sale, at prices ranging from affordable-for-Christmas all the way up to £20,000.

As well as the main display, there will be videos, posters of works by BTG members from around the world, models of process and live (socially distanced) weaving demonstrations. Weaving materials and equipment will be available for sale.

Entry to the exhibition is free, and visitors are invited to book their visit time in advance. Details are at
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00, from 13 October to 31 January
Kirkleatham Museum North Yorkshire TS10 5NW
Tue 13 Oct 2020
Contact telephone: 01642 479500 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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