Calderdale Industrial Museum is Open Saturdays 10am – 4pm and also Thursdays in the School Holidays
The Halifax Square Route Weavers are a group of women who all attended tapestry weaving classes held at the Square Chapel Arts Centre at some point over the last 20 years. They have exhibited in the UK and beyond, but sadly, when funding for this Community Outreach programme ended, so too did the classes. Not to be daunted, many of them decided to continue their craft (albeit without a tutor) and were very pleased to be offered space to meet at the Industrial Museum. This is their first exhibition in their new home.
There will be displays showing how to warp up a frame; the tools of the trade; samples demonstrating a range of different techniques; and some non-tapestry woven items, all made by members of the group. They will be offering a ‘Taste of Tapestry’ for people to have a go themselves in July.
As well as the 30 individual works on display, the group is also showcasing their collaborative project called ‘Piece Works’ which was warmly received at the Fabric of the North exhibition held at Kirkleatham museum from October 2020 to December 2021.
The exhibition is in the new Terry Sutton Gallery on the first floor and small weavings will be for sale in the shop – with all proceeds being donated to the museum. We hope you enjoy our exhibition!
Adults £5, Concessions £4, accompanied children Free