Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Part 2.

I made it back for a second visit (with a few friends this time too). We were nice and early and it wasn't too busy. Still, after a slow look at the first couple of panels, we decided start from the end (which was empty of people) and view the panels in reverse order so we could go at our own pace.

This time I focused on the bigger pictures rather than the small details (see my first tapestry post for many more of those).

There is too much to take in, even in two visits. It's truly a remarkable piece of work, from the initial idea, the planning and organisation, the artwork and design, the stitching, and the preparation of the text to accompany each panel.
 














































































Marvelous.

And well done to anyone making it this far. This is quite possibly the most photos in one post that I have had. Had it not started to get a little busier towards the end of our visit there would have been more...


14 comments:

Joy said...

How wonderful - a sight to behold indeed! Thank you so much for sharing this, and previous post, with us! There are a lot of talented stitchers around and they've all done a wonderful job - and your pics are so well done too! I think I spied Dennis the Menace in among all the beauty - or am I getting mixed up with another comic character?
Thank you! Joy x

RedSetter said...

These are fabulous and gorgeous to see. The tapestries are amazing but I did love the lion and my old buddy Dennis the Menace- he's brill!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, an amazing piece of work and an amazing post! You managed to photograph so much of it. it is lovely to see such beauty and all of the details. Silly I know, but the lion is the bit that I liked best from your post today! xx

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh my gosh, it's stupendous. Breathtaking. And kind of overwhelming - definitely worth many visits. Thank you so much for posting such clear and detailed photos.

The cotton mill panel really took my fancy ... very creative, weaving the threads from the top into the rest of the panel like that.

Irene Donovan said...

Thank you for sharing such an amazing piece of work!

Hazel said...

Quite simply..... STUNNING! I really want to go and see it. So much beautiful work. Love it. x

givi said...

What a beautiful tapestry it has turned into! Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

So much detail! I love the lion with his boucle mane!!!

Toffeeapple said...

I am in awe of the embroiderers who have achieved this remarkable work. I have been reading Kate Davies's blog about it

http://katedaviesdesigns.com/

I so want to see it close too though I think it might take me several day. Thank you for all the pictures, a lot of work I think...

Lilasesazuis Gata said...

Uau!!

Que exposição maravilhosa!!

bjim

Lígia

Sarah said...

Amazing and mind boggling! And beautiful too! Loved all the pictures.

Sue said...

That is just fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing, your photos really do it justice. Marvelous.

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Neighborhood Watch said...

Tremendous!! I love this so much. I could spend hours looking at all the details.

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