THE COMING OF THE VIKINGS –THE DUNOON STITCHERS TAPESTRY
Written by Archie Fergusson on 16/05/2015
THE COMING OF THE VIKINGS –THE DUNOON STICHERS TAPESTRY
Visiting the DCR97.4fm Argyll Street studio this Thursday at 3.00pm is Maureen McKellar the motivator behind a group of local Ladies who have recently contributed to the Great Tapestry Of Scotland by completing a 1 metre by 1 metre embroidered panel 1 of over 160 embroidered panels which make up this 140 metre long tapestry, recently on view at The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament and is now at the Cheltenham Book Festival.
Listen out for a very special announcement from Charles Fletcher our man in Holyrood who will give you more news of the Great Tapestry of Scotland and tell of a forthcoming viewing.
Tune in to listen to the remarkable story of how a group of eight local ladies set about contributing to the the Great Tapestry of Scotland which has been compared to the Bayeux tapestry and received a lot of media attention appearing on BBC Scotland .
It may not be long before we can all enjoy the Dunoon ladies panel entitled ‘Vikings drag longboat over the isthmus at Tarbert in Argyll’ “or” ‘The coming of the Vikings’ as the panel has been chosen as one of six tapestries to be made into postcards to promote the tapestry.
The Dunoon Stitches were very surprise to see that this Edinburgh bus advertising The Great Tapestry Exhibition was showing the Cowal Panel
THE GREAT TAPESTRY OF SCOTLAND: A UNIQUE PROJECT TO STITCH THE ENTIRE STORY OF SCOTLAND FROM PRE-HISTORY TO MODERN TIMES.
The Great Tapestry of Scotland is the brainchild of one of Scotland’s best-known writers, Alexander McCall Smith. The 44 Scotland Street author, together with historian Alistair Moffat, and the artistic talents of Andrew Crummy, not to mention stitchers from all over Scotland, formed a team that produced the world’s longest tapestry through one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland. Together they created a series of over one hundred and sixty panels that tell the key stories in Scottish history- everything from Duns Scotus to Dolly the sheep.
- 50,000 SEWING HOURS (EQUIVALENT TO SEWING 24 HOURS A DAYFOR 6 YEARS!)
- 300 MILES OF YARNS (ENOUGH TO LAY THE LENGTH OF SCOTLAND)
- 420 MILLION YEARS OF SCOTTISH HISTORY
- OVER 1,000 STITCHERS
- OVER 160 PANELS
- 1 BEAUTIFUL TAPESTRY DEPICTING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF SCOTLAND!