The Cordis Prize exhibition and symposium

The Cordis Prize for Tapestry was initiated by Miranda Harvey and her husband, the crime writer Ian Rankin. https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17498523.weaving-a-new-story-ian-rankin-on-how-he-fell-in-love-with-tapestries/?ref=twtrec They wanted to celebrate tapestry by offering an £8000 prize, the world’s largest, with an exhibition for shortlisted entries, to celebrate and stimulate the medium. This…

Upcoming Juried Shows

Tapestry weavers who make works large or small can enter upcoming juried exhibitions. You just need to send images of your work, within any parameters set, and hope the jury prefers it to others submitted. Sometimes a fee is also required, and you usually have…

Artapestry 5

Artapestry 5 is the fifth of this series of triennial juried exhibitions that tour in Europe. My tapestry, Another Country, is one of forty selected works out of a total of 118 submitted from 17 countries. Artapestry is run by the European Tapestry Forum to…

Weaving New Worlds

Weaving New Worlds was an exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London in the summer of 2018. It was the brainchild of Lesley Millar, an eminent curator and academic in the field of textiles. She wanted to showcase the work of sixteen women…

I hate fringes!

When I say I hate fringes, of course the ones I hate most are the artificially added ones to non-tapestries that call themselves tapestries, such as the first one illustrated. However, many true tapestries also show fringes, the warp yarn which has not been turned…