Scottish Tapestries

Como sabem um grupo de bordadeiras do Porto e outro de Lisboa, este organizado pela Tayari, Borboleta Serrana (tem um blogue, mas atualmente mais presente no facebook), colaboramos na execução de dois paineis portugueses sobre o vinho do Porto, a Scottish Diaspora Tapestry.
A partir desta fantástica experiência e graças ao apoio constante da Margaret Ferguson Burns (que bordou um terceiro painel sobre um Escocês que esteve na Madeira), temos tido constante contacto com as iniciativas históricas escocesas contadas em tapeçarias bordadas. É uma iniciativa fantástica e invejável, que envolve inacreditável número de pessoas desde a conceção à execução final – pesquisa histórica, seleção desta pesquisa, execução dos desenhos – em que Andrew Crummy é uma peça fundamental, em todas as tapeçarias até agora realizadas, pelo que nos é dado perceber.

Andrew Crummer and the two Portuguese panels

Picture by Margaret Ferguson, Andrew Crummy and the three Portuguese panels 

 

 

As you know a group of embroiderers from Porto and another from Lisbon, organized by Tayari this Butterfly Serrana (have a blog, but currently more present in Facebook), collaborated in the execution of two Portuguese panels about the port wine, the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry .
From this amazing experience and thanks to the constant support of Margaret Ferguson Burns (who embroidered a third panel about a Scottish who went to Madeira) , we have been enjoying constant contact with the Scottish historical initiatives told on embroidered tapestries. It is a fantastic and enviable initiative that involves incredible number of people from conception to final execution – historical research, selection of this research, execution of drawings – where Andrew Crummy is a critical piece in all tapestries carried out so far, so the notice is given.

A Borboleta Serrana tem encontrado imensos videos e fotos, sobre várias tapeçarias e tem partilhado no facebook. Todas estas descobertas têm-nos feito um desejo enorme de voarmos até à Escócia, vermos todos os paineis ao vivo e a cores até à exaustão! E depois conversarmos com todos os Escoceses envolvidos nestes projetos. Para aprendermos como tudo isto se organiza e conjuga. Quem sabe? para, por cá, se fazer qualquer coisa do género, mesmo que em ponto mais pequenino…
The Borboleta Serrana has found immense videos and pictures on several tapestries and have shared on Facebook. All these findings have made us a huge desire to fly to Scotland, seeing all panels alive and in colours to exhaustion! And then talk with all Scots involved in these projects. To learn how this is organized and combined. Who knows? to do, here, something like that, even in a tiniest level …

Tudo para dizer que estou a tentar juntar na minha pasta do Pinterest
“Scottish Diaspora Tapestry” and other Scottish Tapestries, videos e outras fotos sobre as tapeçarias Escocesas.
Também para ver fotos fantásticas visitem o blogue da Katie  que escreve em pormenor sobre a exposição de uma das tapeçarias, que visitou recentemente: Kate Davis designs. Tenho a certeza que vão gostar. Boa semana.
All to say that I’m trying to join in my Pinterest board
“Scottish Diaspora Tapestry” and other Scottish Tapestries, videos and other photos on Scottish tapestries. To see fantastic photos also visit Katie’s blog that talks in detail about the exhibition of a tapestry that she recently visited: Kate Davis designs.
I’m sure you will like. Have a good week.

Picture by Kate Davies

Picture by Kate Davies

 

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9 thoughts on “Scottish Tapestries

  1. Foi o meu primeiro projecto “fora da família” e adorei todos os momentos!
    Ando deslumbrada com as tapeçarias e já criei uma pasta no pinterest onde vou guardando o que vejo na net. Será uma pasta para me dar ideias de como conjugar pontos.

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  2. When I was in Westminster Hall at the UK Parliament in London, unexpectedly stewarding for 5 different days with the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry, I was telling people about the Portuguese panels (how they came about, and that the stiches were traditional Portuguese stitches), as well as our very enjoyable interaction from Cockenzie to Edinburgh to Porto to Lisbon.

    One visitor in particular sought out information about the Portuguese panels as she was working with Portuguese people and wanted to tell them about the panels and that she’d seen them. She is Scottish actor Kate Sandison – a very enjoyable conversation. I’ll share photos of our Portuguese panels at Westminster when I get a chance – difficult to take good location pictures as Westminster Hall is so big – with the panels pale and the hall dark.

    Just now as you know the tapestry is in St Giles’ Kirk on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and in June it will be back ‘home’ where it all started at Prestoungrange, one of the other 3 Harbours with Cockenzie and Port Setion – at the 3 Harbours Art Festival. xx

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