Tapestry Course 3rd August 2024


1-Day Course in the Prior’s Hall of Wenlock Abbey, Much Wenlock

With Lindsey Marshall – textile artist

The course runs from 9:45am – 5pm and includes all the materials you will need, tea/coffee and a light lunch. You can either be a complete novice or have some experience of tapestry. You’ll be given your own mini loom to take home.

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In the ancient setting of the Great Hall at Wenlock Abbey, learn how to create a small piece of tapestry, using time-honoured techniques. You will learn the difference between embroidery and tapestry and you will be given your own small loom, which you can take home at the end of the day. You can also discover a little of the history of this ancient house, including the restoration programme carried out under the ownership of Louis de Wet, and gain inspiration from some of the early tapestries he himself collected.


Detail Abbey Tapestry Detail Abbey Tapestry

(Details of tapestry at Wenlock Abbey)


You will also see examples of Lindsey’s own work.


Lindsey Marshall is a distinguished designer and textile artist of international standing.

Following studying textiles at art college, Lindsey has worked as a practitioner in the art and design sector for many years and is an experienced tutor: she has organised and run various courses and workshops as well as lecturing and researching at universities. Much of her work is inspired by early textiles such as the Norwegian Baldishol tapestry and others of the medieval period.

She works from her studio/workshop based in Shropshire. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, for example the international triennials, Artapestry and Russian Triennial of Contemporary Tapestry and Textile Art, and the international fibre art biennials From Lausanne to Beijing and Contemporary Textile Art ‘Scythia’. She has been nominated for various awards and has pieces in private and public collections. Lindsey has undertaken private commissions and has set up, with another tapestry artist, a series of exhibitions of invited tapestry artists, which tours internationally.




There will be no more than 8 participants on this course, in order to ensure that everyone gets individual attention.

After meeting at the front gate in the Bullring, you will be lead up to the front of the house where you will be welcomed by your hostess, Gabrielle de Wet, and introduced to your course leader, Lindsey Marshall. Together they will show you something of the house, and then, with your tutor’s help, you will be invited to choose and draw something you would like to weave. Lindsey will then show you how to turn your drawing into a small piece of tapestry.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided at various intervals in the adjacent Lesser Hall, as well as a soup-and-sandwiches light lunch which you can enjoy either in the Lesser Hall or in the garden, depending on the weather.

The course will end at 5:00pm, and you will home with the piece of work that you have made, along with your own mini loom.