Kate Davies visits the Great Tapestry of Scotland
July 12, 2014 2:03 PM Subscribe
The Great Tapestry of Scotland
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is an embroidered artwork of 160 panels illustrating the whole history of Scotland in the style of the Bayeux tapestry
. Over a thousand stitchers collaborated to make the panels, and the design is the largest of three large-scale embroidery projects by Andrew Crummy
. Kate Davies
visited the Great Tapestry of Scotland at the Scottish Parliament and took some amazing close-up pictures...
...and blogged them with commentary.
: prehistory, the Ice Age, and several species of native animals grooving with the Picts.
: the Black Death, drovers, the King James Bible, Mary Queen of Scots.
: weaving, spinning, sign language, the birth of modern geology, Adam Smith's invisible hand, a wooden bicycle.
: tartans, paisley, women's suffrage, James Clerk Maxwell's beard.
: Fair Isle knitting, Irn-Bru, Dolly the sheep.