David and I spent the weekend in Kendal and I had chance to have another look around the fascinating Quaker Meeting House and the Tapestry Exhibition. If you are in the area at any point, it’s well worth a visit. Parking is difficult, so its probably best to use the multistory and walk across the road.
The tapestry tells of Quaker events and insights and is a celebration of the significant contribution these quiet, non-conformists have made to the modern world. Stories from the forefront of the industrial revolution, developments in science and medicine, astronomy, the abolition of slavery, social reform, and ecology are all revealed from within the stunning needlework.
Completed in 1996, the result is 77 panels of narrative ‘crewel’ type embroidery on specially woven wool cloth. With each panel measuring 25″ (635mm) by 21″ (533mm) it is testament to the passion and shared sense of community of an amazing group of Friends.