Fabric of the North brings together works by members of the British Tapestry Group, in a range of styles and techniques, large and small, with a single theme: our Northern heritage.
Works are listed in artist surname order. Click here to read the artists’s statements.
If a work is for sale and you are interested, please contact the artist via the supplied email address or website. If a work has been sold, we will mention the fact if informed; it will in any case remain on display until the end of the second Fabric of the North exhibition in Kirkleatham.
Fabric of the North
Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, Teesside TS10 5NW,
from 13th October, 2020 to 31st January, 2021.
This clip is the end of Fabric of the North exhibition film and shows the Iraqi and Syrian children cutting off their tapestry ‘Living Local’ from the loom, the last part of the film and time for a party*. Unfortunately, Covid 19 lockdown happened before the beginning and middle of the film could be finalised.
Film-maker: Graeme Bowman
Musicians: Pellingmans Saraband playing 'A New Division' by the composer Solomon Eccles
Tapestry coordinators: Jane Riley and Sally Reckert
Tapestry woven by Darlington Young Carers, Syrian and Iraqi children, Leslie Fox, Sally Reckert and Jane Riley
The project was made possible by sponsorship from:
Weaversbazaar, Humankind Charity, The Refugee Council and The Stronger Communities Fund NYCC
Tapestry mural courtesy and © of the artist, Ibukun Baldwin, and The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester.
* The Young Carers from Darlington, who wove alongside the Syrian and Iraqi children couldn’t be filmed for legal reasons.
Unifying Force; the power of giving by Ruth Bell
The Blessing of Rain (Work in progress) by Ruth Bell
Love the Land by Janet Clarke
Of Wet and Wilderness by Michael Crompton
The Moon Emerges to Reclaim the Night Sky as the Sun Sinks below the Horizon by Michael Crompton
Low Tide, North Yorks by Margaret Crowther
Sea to Summits by Jill Davies
Interconnection by Alastair Duncan
Metamorphosis by Alastair Duncan
Ridge and Furrow by Irene Evison
Rusty Bucket Grid (Detail) by Alice Fox
Fractured World by Hilary O'Connell
An Assortment of Yarns by Leslie Fox
Built on Coal by Leslie Fox
57 Degrees North by Trisha Gow
Carbon Capture by Trisha Gow
Piece Works by Halifax Square Route Weavers
Memories of North Shields by Jean Hall
Finding my Way Home by Colleen Heenan
Fell: Bowscale Tarn by Gwyneth Hunt
The Hawk in the Rain by Gwyneth Hunt
Furnace by Gill Lightfoot
Turn of the Tide at Scarborough by Jane Riley
Market Place, Richmond, North Yorkshire by Sally Reckert
On the Shoulders of Giants by Shirley Ross
Yachts on the Evening Tide by Barbara Scott
Dales Patchwork by Barbara Scott
Contained at Teesport by Dot Seddon
Flight over Inner Sound by Matty Smith
Spring by Lin Squires
Inspired by Hepworth by Christine Tainsh
Sunny Bank Mills; a site-specific interaction by Jane Walkley
Homage to the Mining Industry; fixing pit props by Monica Ward
Homage to the Mining Industry; racing whippets by Monica Ward
Living Local by The Weaving Children
Swifts by Julia Wilkins
Gannets by Julia Wilkins
Silence by Anna Wetherall
Ancient Voices by Anna Wetherall
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