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.


Von said...

I've been following your tapestry tweets! Good luck with the event planning and execution. :)

Karoline said...

The diaspora panels are gorgeous. Good luck with all the exhibition planning

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to come visit the Tapestry when it's in Paisley. (Wish I could help by volunteering, but my home responsibilities don't allow it just now.) It looks like a fantastic exhibition space!