Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Finishing touches added to St Columba's tapestry

Ivan Taylor, Elma Taylor, Dickie and Elizabeth Montgomery weave in the last few threads of the Columba tapestry.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Foyle Disability centre

An enjoyable morning working on woven panels with clients at Foyle Disability Centre. Thanks guys for working so hard, we loved working with you.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

The Long Tower Tapestry is first off the loom

This tapestry will be gifted to Aras Colmcille - an interpretation centre focused on the life, traditions and legacy of Colmcille, located in 'The Wee Nun's school' situated in the grounds of the Long Tower Church.  http://www.ilex-urc.com/Projects/Aras-Colmcille,-Long-Tower.aspx
Grainne and Mary from Aras Colmcille arrived just in time to help complete the weaving.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Weaving together

Pictured at The Derry Weave - Pat Storey, Rector of St Augustines, weaving alongside her father, artist Norman Shaw.  Cousins Mary McBrearty and Sinead Duddy from Long Tower Church weave together on The Long Tower tapestry.

Photographer Julie McPherson has been clicking away during the first week of The Derry Weave - check out Julie's facebook page at http://on.fb.me/13RQ2AO to view lots more photos.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Weave Tree

We have established a 'weave tree' in the beautiful grounds of St Augustine's Church on Derry's walls. All who participate in the Derry Weave are invited to leave a comment. Some shown below.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

St Augustine's Tapestry

This design depicts St. Columba and his followers leaving Derry for Iona. In exile they created beautiful manuscripts spreading Christianity and peace making.  St Augustine's church has been recognised as the original monastic site of St Columba in Derry.  The church is referenced in the tiles, bottom left of the design and the yellow cross on the right.  The oak leaf represents Derry.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Derry Walls

Through the arch, the Derry Walls encircle the city. The 400 year old walls are steeped in history, within and without their fabric, containing stones from medieval monasteries. The design follows the cobblestones along the path and up the steps onto the walls.