Call to Yarns

A Community Project

The Renfrewshire Tapestry  – Phase 1

A Call to Yarns

was held in Paisley Abbey on  Saturday 20th February 2016

Andrew Crummy, Scottish artist and designer (who drew the panels for the Battle of Prestonpans, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry), Liz Gardner (Vice-chair of the Renfrewshire Creative Network)  launched the Tapestry of Renfrewshire with the help of cast members of ‘Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697’, ‘The Mill Girls’ and Eschyna Fitz Alan wife of Walter Fitz Alan 1st High Steward of Scotland in the 12th Century.

Call to Yarn Launch
‘Renfrewshire Witch Hunt 1697’, ‘The Mill Girls’ and Eschyna Fitz Alan wife of Walter Fitz Alan 1st High Steward of Scotland in the 12th Century                                Image:  Stephen J Clancy

Between now and 2021 we will be  working together with an eclectic group of people to create a tapestry for Renfrewshire. It will be a celebration of the amazing global importance of this part of Scotland, a tourism draw and have its part to play in the Paisley City of Culture bid 2021.

Want to know more? Want to take part?

Please use the contact page above just now to show your interest.  An online form will be available shortly for you to sign up for regular updates.

Everyone is welcome to participate in Call to Yarns!

The Renfrewshire Tapestry Project

Please also – Donate your tapestry wool – authentic J & P Coats & Clarks Anchor thread/ stranded cotton etc is needed to sew the tapestry. We are determined the tapestry will only be sewn with authentic materials. Please look out any Coats or Anchor threads etc that you may have in your households… Donations can be made at Paisley Thread Mill Museum, and Paisley Abbey.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry will reflect the wonderful history of Renfrewshire, not just Paisley though Renfrewshire’s Textile history will be quite dominant. Everyone who is involved will be acknowledged in this stepping stone in the continued celebration of the Renfrewshire’s Heritage.