This new tapestry for Leathersellers’ was integral to the vision of architect Eric Parry, who in 2012 began the redevelopment of the livery company headquarters at St. Helen’s Place in the City of London. Parry’s design for the subterranean meeting hall would include a tapestry, addressing the aesthetic and acoustic aspects of the space. Victoria’s design for the tapestry told the story of leather production and celebrated the traditional skills and craftsmanship of textile makers.
Victoria Crowe presented a series of designs to the weaving team at Dovecot, illustrating the rich history of Leathersellers’, to be interpreted in tapestry on an epic scale. Master Weaver Naomi Robertson and her team wove the panels over a three-year period with the final panel being installed in the hall in early 2017.