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Earth Threads


Earth Threads is a touring exhibition of contemporary weft-faced woven tapestries. It is the sixth biennial exhibition of the British Tapestry Group (BTG) South East Region. All members of the South East Region were invited to submit a woven tapestry to this exhibition. Earth Threads showcases and celebrates these vibrant and original tapestries from weavers of all levels of experience. The exhibition opened at the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill in Hampshire and then travelled to our Gallery. 

The theme Earth Threads was chosen to be both broad and inspiring. The natural world provides a great source of visual beauty and variety which we can celebrate. It is also challenged by climate change, pollution, and the loss of biodiversity. The theme leads to many different viewpoints and each weaver interprets the theme in their own way. 

As a medium, woven tapestry provides an extensive toolbox of materials and techniques. Natural materials such as silk, nettle, linen, cotton, and wool are available in many different colours and thicknesses. Recycled or reclaimed items and other materials such as paper, wire, fishing line and lurex can also be used. These materials can both surprise and challenge the viewer. 

Free Weaving demonstration in the Gallery on:​

  • Saturday 4th May

  • Sunday 5th May

  • Sunday 12th May

  • Sunday 19th May

  • Sunday 26th May

  • Friday 31st May

  • Sunday 9th June

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