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Quaker Tapestry on display in London

todayAugust 7, 2017 13

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The entire tapestry is made up of 77 panels produced by the work of 4,000 men, women and children from around the world.

The production began in 1981 at a children’s meeting in Taunton as an alternative to colouring. 15 years later it was completed, and today this small project has led to a large and intricate piece of patchwork that brings Quaker history alive.

It tells the vast and extensive story of the organisation, and it was last in London over 20 years ago.

The exhibition will take place at the Friends House in London located opposite Euston Station.

Quaker Tapestry Museum manager, Bridget Guest said: “These colourful and vibrant tapestry panels will interest people who love embroidery and social history.

“There are stories about scientists, engineers and ecologists and others.

“The embroideries also deal with subjects as diverse as prison reform, peace work and anti-slavery initiatives.”

The exhibition will see a new panel added to the tapestry.

Over 300 years of Quaker history will be represented in an exhibition of the famous Quaker Tapestry. 

Written by: Miriam Emenike

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