Following on from the paperback guide to the Tapestry, this new hardback shows the Tapestry in full colour plates together with details of the project, explanations of the history depicted in each panel and how over 500 volunteer stitchers created this vibrant new work of art.
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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. Over 500 volunteer stitchers spent a total of 55,000 sewing hours and 49,000 meters of yarn on the 140 panels that make up this extraordinary work of art. Like the Bayeux tapestry, the Great Tapestry of Scotland has been created on embroidered cloth, and is annotated in English, Gaelic, Scots and Latin. This book follows on from the paperback and shows in full colour plates the finished panels of the tapestry, one of the biggest community arts projects ever to take place in Scotland - together with descriptive and explanatory material.
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
|Publication date:||7th November 2013|
|Author:||Alistair Moffat, Andrew Crummy|
|Publisher:||Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Textile artworks: tapestries, hangings & quilts,|
Andrew Crummy has worked for New Musical Express, The Observer magazine, Design Week, Creative Review and Time Out magazine. He has developed multiple large-scale, collaborative artworks in public and community settings across the world, and has been involved in a huge range of book publications, multimedia events, festivals and educational programmes. Alistair Moffat is a former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He now runs the Borders and Lennoxlove book festivals and is currently Rector of St Andrews University. He has written numerous books, including Tuscany, The Faded Map, The Sea Kingdoms, ...More About Alistair Moffat, Andrew Crummy