Paisley Patter

Working with the Paisley Development Trust, Fablevision collaborated with the Paisley Threadmill Museum, The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry Trust, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and Weaving Musical Threads on a Heritage Lottery All Our Stories initiative. Called Paisley Patter, the project was a reminiscence project that brought together and inspired a group of local stitchers to research the history of Paisley in the 1930’s and supported them in the creation of one of the panels in the Great Scottish Tapestry.
For the first time, the Atrium of the Anchor Mill, Thread Street was used as an tapestry exhibition space when the project brought the Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry to Paisley for a week. The vision developed during the project was to bring other tapestries to Paisley (so far the Great Scottish Tapestry has been in residence) and for the new stitchers group to create other  panels (so far the group has completed two panels for the Diaspora Tapestry). The ambition is to create a specially commissioned tapestry telling the history of Paisley and Renfrewshire and Fablevision is now in talks with the artist, Andrew Crummy to take that forward.

 

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