Magna Carta Tapestries

Tapestries designed and made by the royal embroiderer to celebrate 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta are on display at the Quaker Tapestry Museum in Kendal for 1 month. It's the first place in the north to get them.

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Royal Embroiderer visits Kendal tapestries

The American tapestry tells the story of its British discovery Credit: ITV news Border

The royal embroiderer who made the Magna Carta tapestries will officially open the exhibition in Kendal today (Monday).

They've been made to celebrate the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta sealing.

The intricate works have come to Quaker Tapestry Museum before anywhere else in the north.

Magna Carta Tapestries: In Pictures

The 15th June 2015 will be the Magna Carta's 800th birthday Credit: ITV Border

The Magna Carta tapestries are on display in Kendal's Quaker Tapestry Museum.

8 of the 12 tapestries are on display in Kendal Credit: ITV Border
The textures and intricacies of the work are highly skilled Credit: ITV Border

They were designed by the Royal Embroiderer.

They tel the story of the Commonwealth countires Credit: ITV Border

Kendal is the first place in the North to get them.


Magna Carta Tapestry exhibition opens in Kendal

The Magna Carta will be 800-years old next year. Credit: Kendal Quaker Tapestry Museum

Tapestries that have been made to commemorate the 800th anniversary of signing of the Magna Carta have been put on display in Kendal.

The 12 tapestries have been sewn by Royal embroiderer Rhoda Nevins and 8 of them are on display in Kendal's Quaker Tapestry Museum from 1 November to 29th November.

The Magna Carta was signed on 15th June 2015 by King John, limiting the powers of kings and queens to protect the people's liberties. It is one of the most important documents in Britain and the Commonwealth.

The rest of the tapestries will be finished by May in preparation for celebrations with the Queen in June.

"It is lovely to have eight of the twelve tapestries here as well as Rhoda Nevins to talk about them at the launch event. The 'tapestries' as we call them are actually embroidered panels made in a similar style to the museum's own 77 Quaker Tapestry panels. The panels produced by Rhoda and her team are beautifully done and this exhibition presents a rare opportunity for people in the North of England to see them at a local venue."

– Bridget Guest, Museum Manager
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