The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery was built by Leila and husband Benny in 1996 to exhibit her large,unique, handwoven tapestries. Now over 20 years later visitors are still coming from all over the world to see them.
In 2011 Leila’s daughter Jo and son Andrew joined the family business. Jo is a Drawing and Painting graduate and exhibits and sells her artowrk at the gallery. In addition to her original drawings and paintings Jo collaborates on rug designs with Leila and now also hand-dyes local wool which reflect the colours of the Orkney landscape. Andrew has taken over much of the gallery administration in addition to doing most of the framing, which frees up more creative time for Leila and Jo. When he gets time Andrew also makes rugs and provides multiple cups of tea and coffee to help keep the creative juices flowing!