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Introduction

The Dundee Tapestry at V&A Dundee

The Dundee Tapestry will have its world premiere and will be on display at V&A Dundee
from Saturday 20 January 2024 to Sunday 28 April 2024.

Come along to see a unique, handcrafted collection of tapestries depicting Dundee’s past, present, and future, where you can explore the city’s industrial heritage, creative achievements, biodiversity, and people.

Introduction

The Dundee Tapestry

As Dundee looks forward, the Dundee Tapestry reveals the city’s past, present and future through eight illustrative themes. From the mid 19th century to where we are now, these themes explore the city’s industrial heritage, its creative achievements, its biodiversity and its people.

 

The Dundee Tapestry is a collaborative project which has brought together members of the Dundee community through stitching groups, social networks and in-person events. The result is a fascinating and captivating image of Dundee on 35 beautifully hand-stitched panels.

 

The project was conceived and developed by John Fyffe MBE of the Weaver Incorporation of Dundee, one of the city’s Nine Incorporated Trades, and Dr Frances Stevenson, senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. The panels were co-designed by Dr Stevenson and Andrew Crummy MBE, the artist behind the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

 

A stitching team of over 140 volunteer stitchers from Dundee and the surrounding area have been working on the panels since the spring of 2022, and many are practising these skills for the first time. Together, they are collaborating to tell Dundee’s unique story, stitch by stitch.

This panel was stitched by

Cath Gardiner

Sandra Allstaff

Joanna Watson

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