Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Very first sample panel

Very first sample panel

Stitched by Carmel Daly and Kate Edmunds 2009

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Sketchbook

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Fullsize Sketches

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Fullsize Sketches

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Dorie Wilkie and Dunblane Group

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Opening performance in Eriskay Community Hall.

Battle of Prestonpans tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans tapestry

Nevis Centre, Fort William

Battle of Prestonpans tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans tapestry

Dovecot Gallery

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Dovecot Gallery

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Edinburgh Fringe Festival, St Marys Cathedral, 2012

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Blair castle, 2010

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Alexandra Palace London

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

Dovecot poster

The Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry

 

Launched Greenhills, Prestonpans, 26 July 2010

Designer/Artist

104 panels, each 0.5m by 1m

Involved over 250 stitchers

 

The commission was to design and draw out each panel.  The 106 panels then were given to stitchers to embroider and embellish. 

 

It depicts the Journey of "Bonnie Prince Charlie" across Scotland to The Battle of Prestonpans in 1745

 

A 104 metre tapestry, that tells the story of the journey of Jacobite Rebellion from Rome to The Battle of Prestonpans. It has involved many in its production. Creating the visual story that is based on research mainly from the book Battle of Prestonpans 1745 by Martin Margulies. Although I have used a much wider net, Martin's Book has been the main inspiration. The original idea came from Gordon Prestoungrange after he saw the Bayeux Tapestry. It has involved 260+ stitchers, 10 million stitches, 3000 metres of thread and been produced in Scotland, England, Ireland, USA, Australia and France. 

The tapestry is a simple timeline, every five panels are stitched together.

 

Battle of Prestonpans website

Documentary by Eric Robinson

 

Tapestry design and drawing copyright © Andrew Crummy

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