Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Not a quilt, but of interest to anyone with a passing interest in textiles, in Scotland and its history, The Great Tapestry of Scotland is ...
The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep. Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin.
Larger than the famous Bayeux Tapestry, and completed in 2013, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is now documented in detail in a book, and online, and stitching kits are available for purchase.  An exhibition schedule in Scotland, the UK and internationally is being developed, with some dates released for 2014.

The website is rich in detail, including images of each panel and details of who stitched it, and an audiofile of the tapestry's story.

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