The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a beautiful trail through history and, at 143 metres long, the longest tapestry in the world.
My Visit to the Tapestry in 2014
Its soft sewn artworks filled three large rooms of Aberdeen Art Gallery and photography was allowed. Yes. I was happy. May you be too.
Despite the earliness of my visit, the gallery was crowded; I was not quite so happy about the angle of this next pic. Lovely, lovely stone circles though:
Some early inspiration for THE MERMAID AND THE BEAR, perhaps?
‘Fiction is to grown men what play is to the child.’ RLS
and strange ones…
There was something calm and nourishing about walking round this exhibition. Whether it was the gentle and warm art of needlework that hung everywhere in the rooms – there was also a lady demonstrating sewing techniques – or the many different styles from the 1000+ stitchers marking the constant change of the world, I don’t know. The overall feeling was reflective yet hopeful: happy.
Learn more about the Great Tapestry of Scotland on the official website here.
Chosen Sisters, Romans and Romance
Set in 1st century Scotland, SISTERS AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD includes the battle of Mons Graupius between the Romans and the Caledonian tribes. The book features a neurodivergent main character and some rather complicated romance.
See the press release here
“Ethereal and spellbinding….” Historical Novel Society
Read the article Roman Aberdeenshire features in author’s new book from Grampian Online.
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14 Replies to “The Great Tapestry of Scotland”
This is so cool! If I ever get over there again, I’ll try to find this tapestry.
I want to see this more than ever now! Must get over to Paisley soon.
I hope you both enjoy it if/when you see it 🙂
Thats must of been so fascinating to see. I hadn’t heard of it.
It really was 🙂
Wow these are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you 🙂
Great post and beautiful tapestry!
Glad you like!
I ran across this tapestry earlier this year on the net (no travel yet!) and enjoyed featuring its panel honoring the Granite Men in Wisconsin at my blog — the same kind of folk as my great-grandfather, who was an Aberdeenshire stone-mason. These photos give a better sense of the materiality of the panels than others I’ve seen.
It is a great tapestry. Granite Men is a great term too 🙂
Amazing artwork, I hope to see it one day. Thanks for sharing.
What a great and luscious diversity in the tapestries: love, war, hate…and Dolly!