FLEECE TO FIBRE: THE MAKING OF THE “LARGE TREE GROUP TAPESTRY” │ In association with Dovecot Studios │ Fleming Collection, London → 14 February 2015

Victoria Crowe, Large Tree Group, woven by Dovecot Studios, 2013 © Victoria Crowe/Dovecot Studios Ltd. 2012 Photo: Michael Wolchover. The Large Tree Group Tapestry has been acquired and gifted to National Museums Scotland by Sir Angus Grossart.

Flīs t Fîbr: Ɖ Mcñ v ɖ ‘Lj Tri Grūp’ Taṗstri cmz t ɖ Flémñ C̣lẋn fṛm Duvcot Stydioz n z bêst arnd Victoria Crou’z seḷbretd pêntñ, Lj Tri Grūp (1975) ẇč wz ṣlctd bî Duvcot in 2012 t b trnspozd intu taṗstri az pāt v ɖer sentīnrīseḷbrešnz. Ivolvñ fṛm ɖ Wiłm Moris taṗstrīstydio at Mrtn Abi in Wimbldn, Duvcot Stydioz in Edinbra wz fândd in 1912 bî ɖ Māqis v Byt. Cmplitd aftr hundṛdz v aurz v cerfl wrc bî Duvcot’s mastrwīvrz in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Victoria Crou, ɖ Lj Tri Grūp taṗstri yzz onli undaid wŭl swst n dnetd fṛm arnd ɖ cuntri.

Kretd bî Ben Dival, Flīs t Fîbr xplorz ɖ prôses bhnd ɖ projct, trêsñ ɖ jrni fṛm šīp ʈru t yān n intu ɖ cmplitd taṗstri. Sm sevnti pṛdysrz acrs Grt Britn, fṛm sml-scêl croftrz t lj istets, pṛvîdd wŭl fṛm a wîd renj v šīp brīdz, ɖ yān spun bî a renj v speṣ̌lists includñ indivijl spinrz n sml grūps az wel az cmršl oṗrešnz on a semiindustrı̣l scêl. Ɖ finišt undaid yān fwmd an intîrli načṛl culrpalit wɖ ẇč ɖ wīvrz cd wrc t criet ɖs ynīc c̣labṛtv taṗstri.

The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, Sion Williams (Farm Manager) and Shepherds John Falconer, Billy Wilson and Keith Young, Bowhill, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, 2013 © Alicia Bruce

A siriz v pwtrits bî ftogṛfr Ališa Brūs wl b on dsple alñsd ɖ taṗstri, seḷbretñ ɖ dverṣti v ɖoz hu hv cntribytd bhnd ɖ sìnz. Ɖz renj fṛm ɖ smwlholdñz v Debi n Franc Hāvi at Lônlībīld n ɖ Brâtn Spinrz – a grūp v inʈyziasts hu reğlrli mīt in ɖ Scotiš Bwdrz – ʈru t ɖ lj-scêl fāmñ v ɖ Dyc v Bclu at Bôhil n ɖ cmršl wŭlprôsesñ plant v Ɖ Načṛl Fîbr Cumṗni in Cwnẉl, ẇč prôsesz flīsz fṛm smwlholdñz acrs ɖ YC. T seḷbret ɖ dvrṣti v brīdz involvd in ɖ taṗstri, a siriz v šīp̓wtrits bî Pwl Fānm, fṛm ɖ bc Bytifl Šīp bî Kaʈrin Dun, wl olso b fīčrd in ɖ xibišn.

Left to right, weavers Freya Sewell, David Cochrane, Jonathan Cleaver, Naomi Robertson, Emily Fogarty, 2013 © Alicia Bruce

Ɖ Flīs t Fîbr xibišn turd fṛm Duvcot Stydioz t ɖ Ostrełn Taṗstri wrcšop in Melbn fṛm Epṛl 2014 n cem t Lundn fṛm Inṿnes, ẇr it wz on šo untl 24 Septmbr at Inṿnes Myziym n Ātgaḷri.”

Large Tree Group. Victoria Crowe. 1975. Oil on board. 91.5 x 101.5cm
Large Tree Group. Victoria Crowe. 1975. Oil on board. 91.5 x 101.5cm

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