Friday, August 23, 2013

Postcard from Shetland

I've just received the September issue of Postcard from Shetland. As always, it's full of interesting news and a calendar of events this month. .

Also, learned that there is a special embroidery project called the Great Tapestry of Scotland. . The section which the Shetland Needleworkers were assigned is entitled: 'Orkney and Shetland ceded by Denmark to Scotland 1469', and is one of 150 panels. For any of you who have seen the Bayeux Tapestry, it will be similar to that wonderful creation, and I'm assuming also the Welsh 'Last Invasion Tapestry. The languages featured are English, Gaelic, Latin & Scots.

Read the website of the Tapestry--it lists all the panels, the history of the idea, embroidery stitches used--very interesting.

I've behind on this announcement and just learned of it from a past newsletter of the Shetland Guild. Apparently, the completed tapestry was due to be hung this month in the Scottish Parliament Building in Edinburgh. That's where I'm going the next time I'm in Scotland!

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