Sunday, 10 November 2013

The Derry Weave Tapestries are handed over

The Derry Weave was always a project with community at its heart.  The St Augustine's community worked so hard during the three weeks of the project, welcoming visitors, making hundreds of scones, serving in the pop up cafe and working hard on the looms.  The community of 8,000 visitors came from far and wide to take part and weave in their thread.  With typical community spirit right from the outset it was the intention that six of the tapestries would be donated to communities across the city.

At the end of St Augustine's annual sale on 9th November the completed tapestries were handed over:

The Peace Bridge Tapestry gifted to the people of Derry to hang in the Guildhall.
The Long Tower Tapestry gifted to Aras Colmcille to hang in the new Colmcille interpretation centre.
The Promise Chalice Tapestry gifted to St Columb's Cathedral to hang in the Cathedral.
The Ferryquay Gate tapestry gifted to The Apprentice Boys to hang in their new visitor centre.
The First Derry Presbyterian Tapestry gifted to First Derry Presbyterian Church
The Derry Walls Tapestry gifted to The Honourable the Irish Society.

But St Augustine's Derry Weave is not finished yet!  Look out for The Derry Weave book with pictures of all tapestries and designs collated together along with recipes for the fabulous soups served at The Big Eats pop-up cafe.  Available from St Augustine's in time for Christmas!

In 2014 the legacy continues - a trail leaflet will be produced to guide you to all seven tapestries proudly displayed in their new homes.