Mastering The Fine Art of Tapestry

Tapestry Tour arranged by Tran’s Global Tours  Pauline Tran • pauline@transglobaltours.com.au • 0434 530 922

 From London to Aubusson – an 18 day European adventure exploring the historical context and contemporary forms of this rich, tactile medium. It includes hands-on instruction in this timeless art conducted by Cresside Collette, tapestry artist.

 Above:  “The Road to Bundanon”  woven tapestry by Cresside Collette, 2006.

You will see the sublime high points of Mediaeval craftsmanship embodied in the 15th C. suites of The Devonshire Hunts, the Lady and the Unicorn, and the Apocalypse of Angers. At the West Dean Tapestry studio in Sussex witness the re-weaving of the Hunt of the Unicorn. A visit to the V & A in London will reveal the magnificence of the famous tapestry suite, the Devonshire Hunts. Take a peek into the private studios of contemporary tapestry artists working in London and the famed Royal Gobelins Workshop in Paris. This exciting study tour will be rounded off with a six day workshop in a picturesque Manoir in the heart of France to learn tapestry technique first hand. Conducted by Cresside Collette, tapestry artist, scholar and teacher, it will include day trips to nearby Aubusson, the beautiful French town that is synonymous with this craft.

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