De­sign for Scottish life

The Herald - - NEWS -

MAR­KET­ING man­ager Melissa Reilly in­spects the Great Ta­pes­try of Scot­land be­fore an exhibition ex­plain­ing how it was made opens to the pub­lic.

More than 100,000 hours of stitch­ing went into mak­ing the 143-me­tre ta­pes­try, which de­picts the his­tory of Scot­land and is made of 300 miles of wool. The exhibition will see pan­els from the ta­pes­try shown along­side in­sights from Dorie Wilkie, lead stitcher, and her 1,000-strong team.

There will also be orig­i­nal sketches and per­sonal works by Andrew Crummy, the man be­hind the ta­pes­try’s il­lus­tra­tive de­signs. The work is be­ing dis­played at New La­nark’s re­de­vel­oped Exhibition Gallery until July 1.

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