St. Margaret's Hope
The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is home to Orkney artist Leila Thomson's unique, large, hand woven tapestries which are inspired by the rhythm of life and landscape of Orkney.
The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is home to Orkney artist Leila Thomson's unique, large, hand woven tapestries which are inspired by the rhythm of life and landscape of Orkney. The gallery opened to the public in June 1996 and receives visitors from all over the world. Leila now works mostly to commission, with a waiting time of around 4 years, and has tapestries in private collections worldwide.
Leila has been joined by daughter Jo, a drawing and painting graduate and son Andrew, to create a diverse and exciting family business. As well as designing rugs with Leila, Jo has her own studio and exhibition space within the gallery.
In addition to the tapestries and handcrafted rugs, there is a wide range of products available: tapestry art prints, both mounted and un-mounted, greeting cards and postcards as well as local tourist information.
The gallery is located 3 miles from the village of St Margarets Hope, 5 minutes drive from the Pentland Ferries terminal and is well signposted. Follow the “craft trail” signs out to Hoxa Head, past the Sands of Wright beach.
April – September
Monday to Friday, 10:00AM to 5:30PM
Saturday and Sunday, 2:00PM to 6:00PM
Outwith these times by appointment only.