Tapestry wall-hangings blog

View posts on our tapestry wall-hangings blog – with news about wall tapestries, their history and designs with interesting information about woven art – from Tapestry Art Designs.

The Luncheon of the Boating Party tapestry

It can be a pleasant surprise when disparate things converge unexpectedly in our lives. This happened recently for me with a carving, a book and The Luncheon of the Boating Party tapestry. My wife was asked to drive an old lady to a family gathering in Vancouver. Not wanting to drive in the “big city” […]

New tapestries

Our newly re-built tapestry website does not have a section of new tapestries at present. We may add this feature later. However, as new designs are released by the tapestry weavers we place them in the appropriate categories – see the left menu running down the page.

Tapestry cushion cover panels

Our extensive re-building of the website currently excludes the selection of tapestry cushion cover panels. These will be inserted later this year. Do email us if you want a particular design since we may have it in stock.

Peruvian tapestries, hand woven tapestries

We have discontinued the range of Peruvian tapestries for the disappointing reason that for over a year the weaver did not answer our many emails and letters (and we don’t speak Spanish!). So we apologise for this. A shame. For a while we did offer a selection of Chinese hand-woven tapestries from a reputable non-sweatshop […]

Monet's Garden tapestry

Monet’s Garden tapestry and the Cat

Monet’s Garden tapestry The Monet’s Garden tapestry shown here is one of our most popular tapestries, having numerous different interpretations (horizontal, vertical and square) of Claude Monet’s delightful lake garden and its iconic bridge at Giverny in Normandy. Monet lived there for over 40 years and today we can visit his house, flower garden and […]

Large tapestries - Monets Garden tapestry

Large tapestries

Large tapestries We occasionally receive enquiries about large tapestries. Imagine the drama of a really grand tapestry on your wall! To make it easier to locate such pieces of large wall art we have created a separate section on our website called Larger Tapestries. This is sub-divided into two aspects for convenience: a) large tapestries […]

The Triumph of Flora - Francois Boucher tapestries

Francois Boucher tapestries

Francois Boucher tapestries Francois Boucher tapestries flowed from the work of Louis XV’s court painter who was the dominant force in French art in the second half of the 18th century. Francois Boucher was born in Paris in 1703. (Being born early in a century provides the opportunity to be a dominant force in one’s […]

The Apocalypse Tapestry in Angers

The Apocalyse Tapestry

The Apocalyse Tapestry The Apocalyse Tapestry in Angers is one of those historical masterpieces which takes your breath away and then transports you into another world. The importance of a controlled climate in the hall where this old materpiece is displayed results in fortuitous stage management – you walk through two solid sets of doors […]

Music tapestry by Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha tapestries

Alphonse Mucha tapestries Alphonse Mucha tapestries, together with a selection of Gustav Klimt designs, form the extremely popular Art Nouveau collection. Over 15 years ago one of our supplying European weavers bought up another tapestry weaver and promptly dropped the four seasons tapestries by Mucha. We expressed disappointment and were told that there was no […]

Taste tapestry - The Lady with the Unicorn wall tapestries

The Lady with the Unicorn tapestries

The Lady with the Unicorn tapestries The Lady with the Unicorn tapestries exhibit in the Cluny Museum is one of two places I know in Paris which bring a sense of awe to all its visitors. The other is Sainte Chapelle (below), the 13th century Gothic chapel with its soaring stained glass windows. Why these […]

Monet Poppies in a Field tapestry

Monet and Modigliani – contrasts in life and art

Monet and Modigliani – contrasts in life and art One of our French tapestry weavers has just released the first ever tapestry of a Modigliani painting. Noting that Modigliani and Monet died within a few years of each other it seemed interesting to explore the similarities and differences between these two contemporaneous artists. Both were […]

Tapestry weaving in England - William Morris Acanthus and Vine

Tapestry weaving in England

Tapestry weaving in England Tapestry weaving in England sounds initially odd since England can hardly be considered synonymous with tapestry weaving … unless you consider William Morris. However, there is more to the story than meets the eye. During the medieval period royalty and aristocracy valued tapestries so much that they would take them with […]

The Battle of Hastings - The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry

The Bayeux Tapestry The Bayeux Tapestry must be considered to be one of the most significant pieces of early medieval art. My wife and I were in Normandy several years ago and it seems strange on reflection that we decided not to view this masterpiece. We had visited many chateaux and museums so we probably […]

Because of You tapestry - Simon Bull art tapestries

Simon Bull art tapestries

Simon Bull art tapestries Simon Bull art tapestries now form a valued part of our website collection of floral tapestries. We were hesitant at first about introducing these contemporary floral designs until we received our first order for one, saw it and immediately appreciated it: Because of You tapestry (above) is typical of his artwork, […]

Hanging tapestries

Hanging tapestries Hanging tapestries is not difficult but hanging them to maximum effect may take a little experimentation.  Over three years ago we wrote a blog post about the steps involved in hanging a tapestry so this need not be repeated here. Less mechanical and more artistic is the positioning and the use of supplemental […]

The most popular tapestries

The most popular tapestries What are our most popular tapestries? Would a list help to guide you about which will most suit your home setting? Should this be an objective list chosen from our QuickBooks reports or a subjective list decided by degrees of customer liking? Our tapestry website does have a category of best […]

Pinterest - Tapestry Art tapestries

Why use Pinterest?

Why use Pinterest? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and many more compete for our time and interests. Do we need another social media site? Many people clearly think so, judging by the rapid growth of Pinterest which grew by over 50% between January and February 2012 . I had never been able to raise a spark […]

A wall-hanging tapestries video

A wall-hanging tapestries video A favourite video?  Maybe not but it’s our own tapestries video! We enjoyed compiling it so hope you enjoy viewing it too. In just over two minutes we have presented a good selection showing the many styles of tapestry art, old and new. There’s something for everyone: medieval and Arts & […]

The Forest of Clairmarais tapestry - verdure tapestries from Flanders

Verdure tapestries

Verdure tapestries Verdure tapestries have a timeless appeal with their peaceful natural settings.  The term “verdure” is derived from the French “vert”, translated as “green”, reflecting the lush greenery common to them. They were first woven in the 16th century, hence after the medieval period and after the time of Raphael when the artistic interpretation […]

Dance at le Moulin de la Galette - Renoir Impressionist tapestries

Impressionist tapestries

Impressionist tapestries We have some new Impressionist tapestries by Monet, Renoir and Gauguin. That is, new tapestries of old paintings by these Impressionist masters. Weavers in France and Belgium have released several Impressionist tapestries recently, seemingly a trend; one we approve of thoroughly. These two, for example: Camille and a Child in the Garden is […]