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  • Vicki Hyde
    Just to show there are people out there even crazier than us: After a year in the making, The Great Tapestry of Scotland has been unveiled. It s taken 1,000
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 26, 2013
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      Just to show there are people out there even crazier than us:

      After a year in the making, The Great Tapestry of Scotland has been unveiled.

      It's taken 1,000 volunteer stitchers more than 50,000 hours - and enough yarn to scale Ben Nevis 74 times. It breaks the record for the longest embroidered tapestry in the world - at 143m, it is 70m longer than the famous Bayeaux Tapestry in Normandy.

      From the Battle of Bannockburn to the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, it tells the "story of Scotland" in 160 intricate panels. But how do you squeeze 12,000 years of Scottish history into one tapestry?

      More here:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23935135

      http://scotlandstapestry.com/

      Cheers,
      katherine



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    • Andrea AskenDunn
      Wow, so twice as long as the Bayeux Tapestry. That is saying something! Asther
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 27, 2013
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        Wow, so twice as long as the Bayeux Tapestry. That is saying something!
        Asther


        On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 9:55 PM, Vicki Hyde <vicki@...> wrote:
         

        Just to show there are people out there even crazier than us:

        After a year in the making, The Great Tapestry of Scotland has been unveiled.

        It's taken 1,000 volunteer stitchers more than 50,000 hours - and enough yarn to scale Ben Nevis 74 times. It breaks the record for the longest embroidered tapestry in the world - at 143m, it is 70m longer than the famous Bayeaux Tapestry in Normandy.

        From the Battle of Bannockburn to the reconvening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999, it tells the "story of Scotland" in 160 intricate panels. But how do you squeeze 12,000 years of Scottish history into one tapestry?

        More here:



        Cheers,
        katherine



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