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elaine

I have a particular fondness for embroidery and the skill involved. You must have been thrilled to have your groups work included as part of this fantastic project. I clicked over to the previous post to see the different panels and am in awe of what has been achieved.

Cornflower

Elaine, I think we were all thrilled to be involved in such a project, and when you see the finished piece and look closely at the very creative responses to the subject matter and design and to the high standard of work that has gone into it, that involvement becomes even more special.

Rosie

Just caught up with last night's programme on iplayer; far and away the best of the series (even my husband was rivetted).

My favourite medieval embroidery, though, is a clerical garment in the treasury of Upsalla Cathedral (Sweden); it depitcts (among other things) Mary and Elizabeth, both pregnant and with the happy, smiling foetuses of John the Baptist and Jesus in the womb. I'd never have spotted it if the young woman at the entry desk hadn't tipped me off about it!

Liz Davey

Quite fortuitously I'm going to Cheltenham tomorrow. I'll endeavour to visit the exhibition if time allows

Cornflower

It was an excellent programme (much better than the knitting one), and it did exactly as your Swedish desk lady did, Rosie: got the viewer to look, understand and appreciate what they were seeing.

Cornflower

Oh, good! I hope you'll manage to see it, Liz.

Juxtabook

Wasn't the fabric of Britain series wonderful! I enjoyed the other programmes too - even the wallpaper one which my family laughed at me for watching.

It is wonderful that you were asked to work on the Great Tapestry of Scotland - it must be a real thrill to have been involved. I wish I could see it in the flesh so to speak.

Rosie

I agree; this was far better than the knitting one, which felt rather magazine-like (very watchable but no depth). I enjoyed the wallpaper one tremendously but the embroidery was far and away the best.

Cornflower

I haven't seen the wallpaper one but I must watch it!
Being involved with the Tapestry was an enormous pleasure - and a privilege. I'll be sure to post the tour dates when they've been finalised, and I hope everyone who would like to see it will get the chance to do so.

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