Exeter & District Embroiderers' Guild is a branch of the educational charity Embroiderers' Guild, whose remit is to build awareness of stitch and textile art, and to encourage, inspire and promote the achievement of excellence.


Page 17 Project – Open the page and create a work of art

Cowick Tapestry

St Thomas Church is having a much needed refurb and would like to showcase our work with panels to do with the history of St Thomas. I mentioned it before Christmas  but do take a look at the suggested list of subjects. If you are keen please see me at the next meeting or email me. If you don’t want to commit until you know what’s required still have a look as we will need suggestions.

Ideas for the Cowick tapestry

  • Past history
  • Romans- Isca and bridge
  • Saxons – farmers
  • Normans – Cathedral
  • 1st St Thomas on the bridge 1215
  • Floods
  • Exe Island
  • Monks of Cowick
  • 2nd St Thomas 1405
  • Prayer Book rebellion – Robert Welshe
  • Civil war and destruction – Fairfax
  • Rebuilt in Commonwealth
  • Growth of St Thomas – Grandfathers Reynolds, Gordon, Butler
  • Victorian/ Georgian expansion
  • Coming of the Railway
  • Bread riots
  • 2000 expansion