Artist: Victoria Crowe OBE
Client: The Leathersellers' Company. Woven at Dovecot Tapestry Studio in Edinburgh
Facts about the tapestry: In total 12,306m of warp | Total weight is 90 kg | Total of 8372 hours to weave | Materials are cotton, wool, linen and lurex
The artist's design is copied from a full scale coloured pattern known as the "cartoon". The weaver traces the pattern from the cartoon onto the bare warps.
The cartoon is then placed directly beneath the warp threads, creating a proximity that is useful for the weaver in the case of complex designs.
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