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.

Wonderful new floral tapestries - Simon Bull tapestry art designs

Wonderful new floral tapestries

We have just added a series of wonderful new floral tapestries to our website collection. All are from the vibrant palette of British artist Simon Bull, inspired by his years in China and in the South American rainforest. Above is Morning Song and Desiree. Below is Lydia: The richness of his watercolours is accentuated by […]

William Morris tapestries - Woodpecker and Tree of Life tapestry

William Morris tapestries

William Morris tapestries are probably our favourite designs so it seems strange not to have written about them before. William Morris was remarkably diverse in his talents, greatly aiding the effective growth of the Arts and Crafts Movement and providing a rich inheritance for us today. Soon after the centenary of his death (1896) I […]

Tapestry finishing

Tapestry finishing refers to the important task of making a woven tapestry into a wall-hanging. Our European weavers produce tapestries on their tapestry looms, these being the all-important design on the front which you admire. However, at this stage they have no backing: they are simply a raw piece of fabric with rough edges (the […]

How to hang a tapestry wall-hanging - care of wall tapestries

How to hang a tapestry wall-hanging

We occasionally receive questions about how to hang a tapestry wall-hanging so we enclose information about the care and hanging of tapestries with every order. You can see these practical tapestry care suggestions on our website. Here are our thoughts about how to hang a tapestry wall-hanging: There may be transit creases on your tapestry […]

Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries - Sir Edward Burne-Jones

Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries

The Quest for the Holy Grail tapestries – in 1895-6 Sir Edward Burne-Jones designed a series of six panels with the overall name “The Arming and Departure of the Knights”. It was commissioned for a baronial dining hall from Morris and Co. Fortunately for us, several copies of each panel were woven. William Morris might […]

Ancient art tapestries - cave paintings as Belgian tapestry art

Ancient Art Tapestries

Cave paintings as ancient art tapestries? This was an unusual conversation topic for me this morning with my naturopathic doctor. I was having some acupuncture treatment and we talked about the depiction of cave paintings in tapestry art as she slowly turned me into a pin cushion. We were enjoying a conversation about travels in […]

Gustav Klimt tapestries - The Kiss tapestry wall-hanging

Gustav Klimt tapestries

Gustav Klimt tapestries designs are the most noticeable new trend in tapestry weaving. Several French, Belgian and Italian weavers have produced some gorgeous designs. We will be exhibiting our European tapestries at a trade show in early March and one wall of the booth will consist solely of Klimt tapestries. Of course, these were originally […]

Contemporary tapestry wallhangings - fine art, floral, landscapes

Contemporary tapestry wallhangings

Contemporary tapestry wallhangings are very much in vogue today. When we started selling tapestries over 20 years ago the selection was definitely historical in choice: medieval, Louis XIV, William Morris and the like. However it was inevitable that this would change regardless of decor fashion. If you think about it, there are only a limited […]

Saint Nicolas de Bari - Santa Claus wall tapestry

Santa Claus wall tapestry

Santa Claus is coming, Christmas too. It’s December already and we are late posting about this great, seasonal Santa Claus wall tapestry. Santa (Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas – take your pick) really is magnificent, jolly and giving his job 100%. The Belgian weaver has added some golden-coloured thread for extra sparkle (but without being at […]

My favourite tapestry - medieval or William Morris tapestries

My favourite tapestry

Our tastes in home decor unquestionably change over the years. (When I remember my youthful orange phase this is surely a good thing.)  So my tastes in tapestry art have developed too. We started selling tapestries in 1994 at a time when medieval and William Morris tapestries dominated the market. Now, the available range has increased […]