Welsh blankets from the collection of Jane Beck

Pattern / Patwrn

26 September - 20 December 2019 / 5 March - 20 December 2020

From the collection of Jane Beck.

Welsh textiles tell a story of people and place, material and means of production, through rich colour and pattern.

Explore the history of the Welsh woollen industry through eight tapestries, including a rare example of a hand-woven, raw cotton and wool bed cover dyed with Indigo, woven in North Wales c. 1830, and a selection of vibrant commemorative blankets.

Part of a new programme in partnership with Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, connecting Ruskin’s ideas to other artists, designers and makers, in his time and our own.