Design for Scottish life
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.