Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Life - an update

So life has been somewhat busy since my last post.

The Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition went well and here are some images. The exhibition was even used as a backdrop for a documentary on Scotland and independence by the BBC's Robert Peston. I also successfully staged 3 stitching classes which all went well.

The panel I stitched on for the Scottish Diaspora tapestry is also completed and is already travelling around.  Here I am at the launch event with my panel.

The past couple of months have been busy for other reasons though - meet Mr M who I met in August and is the most lovely and fantastic man.  Life is certainly a whole lot better with him around.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

My life is like a tapestry

So goes the Carole King song. The album Tapestry came out in the year I was born and I heard it growing up. It's still a feature on my iPod now.

The past year has been a tapestry in both the metaphorical and literal senses and Tapestries are a huge part of my life right now.

Recently I've spent quite a bit of time stitching on a panel for the Scottish Diaspora tapestry.

Mostly I stitched on this panel about the First shawl woven in Paisley as part of a stitching group at the Paisley thread mill museum

Other stitchers in the same group stitched this panel.

In September, the whole tapestry is coming to Paisley to visit for an exhibition which I'm helping to organise.

However the Tapestry that is taking up a lot of time is already finished and currently on display in Aberdeen. After Aberdeen, the Tapestry is coming to Paisley and I'm helping to organise the exhibition as part of the Paisley thread mill museum organisation and in association with a group called Weaving Musical threads and West College Scotland. There is a lot of work ahead but it's going to be a hopefully amazing exhibition with lots of other events, including stitching workshops. The exhibition will be at the Atrium at the old Anchor thread mill.

It's an awesome exhibition space and I know it will look amazing there. If you live locally, we need volunteers to help with visitors. If you are interested, leave a comment here and I'll give you further details.

And now back to organising this hopefully fantastic event.