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Gorgeous woven tapestry, rugs, paintings and hand dyed yarn

Beautiful artwork, thought provoking, with peaceful gallery space to appreciate it in. We first... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Tapestries!! Intricate Rendering of Orkney Scenery!!

The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is definitely worth the (small) detour. Leila Thomson has managed to... read more

Reviewed August 11, 2018
Hod Hasharon, Israel
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The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is home to Orkney artist Leila Thomson's unique, large, handwoven tapestries. The gallery opened to the public in June 1996 and receives visitors from all over the world each year.The tapestries are inspired by Orkney's...more
Hoxa KW17 2TW, Scotland
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful artwork, thought provoking, with peaceful gallery space to appreciate it in. We first visited 18 years ago when it was purely tapestries, but the artist Leila has now been joined by her daughter and the gallery is now got some lovely rugs, paintings and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery is definitely worth the (small) detour. Leila Thomson has managed to capture in her magnificent tapestries the true colours and feelings of Orkney landscapes and life. The tapestries are expensive (definitely justified when considering the amount of work that has gone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shaked007
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Beautiful tapestries representing various Orkney landscapes. So much work has gone into them. The price reflects this but you can also buy much more affordable prints (we bought 2). There are also rugs available and if you fancy having a go yourself, there is wool...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jenny A
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We went not intending to buy but came out with two large and two small pieces of work. The paintings and tapestries capture the moods of Orkney, and a print is very reasonable in price.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed July 10, 2018

This shop is well worth a visit when you are in Orkney. Hoxa is easy to find and you will not be disappointed. Watch the artist work in the studio space and see a variety of finished tapestries in the gallery. You can also buy...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julie D
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Some very original and interesting tapestry, paintings and wood pieces. It may look out of the way but it’s worth the drive.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Situated on the banks of the sea along a winding country road. The tapestries are amazing, beautifully worked. Not really that expensive if you consider the work that goes into them.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Saabaero
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The tapestries are hand made and are fabulous pieces of art with appropriate price tags. Rugs are also made and are lush and gorgeous. Prints of the tapestries and cards are available. Visit the Hoxa tearoom when you're there.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EDoyle8664
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This lovely retail facility is located out on a very remote road on a very remote island in the Orkneys. I was running late and it didn't help that the road is not marked very well, so I arrived about 10 minutes before closing but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank tartanweaver
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

This women is one of the most talented Scottish artists I've ever come across. Who would have thought anyone could cram so much into a tapestry.

Date of experience: August 2017
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