Tapestry Weaving

Tapestry Weaving is an ancient textile art which has been practised throughout the world for thousands of years. The Ancient Egyptians and Incas used to wrap their dead in tapestry woven garments and the Ancient Greeks used them extensively as wall coverings in places like the Parthenon.

French medieval weavers developed and refined their techniques and in the 13th & 14th centuries the Church recognised their value in being able to convey biblical stories to their mostly illiterate congregations. Tapestries also became highly prized by the aristocracy as both status symbols and items for everyday use, as door, window and bed hangings – providing much needed insulation and privacy.

The Guild’s Tapestry Weaving Group has completed several prestigious tapestries which are on display around Perth.  These hang in King Edward Memorial Hospital, the Constitution Centre and in Alexander Park Craft House to name some of the locations where they can be viewed.

At our Guild we have everything from a larger Gobelins style loom for more advanced work to smaller tapestry looms for beginners.

Meeting times:
10am to 12pm
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month February to November

Alexander Park Craft House,
Clyde Road, Menora 6050

To contact our Tapestry Weaving Group and to arrange lessons please use the contact form below.