West Dean Tapestry Studio works on Eva Rothschild commission

A stunning tapestry, designed by Eva Rothschild for Sadler Wells East was recently cut from the loom it has been weaved on for the past 7 months.

Woven over a period of seven months in the West Dean Tapestry Studio, the striking 4m x 5m work is one of two new tapestries commissioned for the new Sadlers Wells East.

The project was managed by Studio Director and Fine Art Tutor Philip Sanderson, weaving alongside two Fine Art alumni Emma Nicole Straw and Margaret Jones as well as the fantastic Jo Howard.

West Dean remains one of the few colleges in the country (even the world!) that teach tapestry weaving as part of a Fine Art programme, as well as providing opportunities to see unique projects being developed with internationally renowned artists.

The tapestry is the third Eva Rothschild work woven at West Dean. 'Rings of Saturn' is currently on exhibition Royal Academy of Arts and 'The Fallow Field' is in the collection at the Tate.

Watch this space for the installation and official unveiling at Sadlers Wells East!