Quaker Tapestry Museum


Bridget is passionate about the Quaker Tapestry, embroidery and community art. Manager at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal since 1994, she teaches, designs and inspires others to enjoy embroidery.

Bridget’s film, book and kits share the unique embroidery techniques of the Quaker Tapestry. Workshops at the museum, around the country and overseas, inspire students to create their own textile projects, both small and large.

The Quaker Tapestry is a modern community textile of 77 colourful panels of embroidery. Made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 countries between 1981 and 1996.  The panels chronicle 350 years of remarkable people and events.

The Tapestry shows the Quaker influence on the modern world. Exploring the industrial revolution. Developments in science, medicine and astronomy. The abolition of slavery, penal and social reform. Ecology, business and finance.


One of the ‘six best tapestries’ to see, as described by traveller and writer Alexander McCall Smith in THE TIMES: “It is a quiet and calm tapestry, like the Quakers themselves”.


Contact Details:

Quaker Tapestry Museum
Friends Meeting House

Email: bridget@quaker-tapestry.co.uk

Telephone: 01539 722 975

Website:  www.quaker-tapestry.co.uk