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About Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Background The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry is an extraordinary 104-metre artwork, embroidered by 200 volunteers from around Scotland. It shows the early part of the Jacobite campaign of 1745 and was inspired by the Norman Bayeux Tapestry. Since its completion in 2010 it has attracted thousands of visitors as it tours the country. Its enourmous success is due to the passion of the volunteers who created it, the astonishing quality of the artwork and embroidery, and fascinating history it depicts. Now that skill and enthusiasm is set to move to an international stage. The same artist, Andrew Crummy, will provide the outline designs, and the same administrators and switchers will manage the project. The 2014 Year of Homecoming provides the perfect arena for the assembly of the tapestry, with representatives from each community accompanying their panels to Scotland for an extensive programme of events and celebrations. Enthusiasm for embroidery is universal and this project provides an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get involved. The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry attracted an army of willing volunteers and has proved that this combination of crafts and heritage is highly successful, both with participants and audiences.
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