02 Sep “Millennium” Project
This project, by The Grampian Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, is a celebration of the textile history of the North-East of Scotland during the last millennium. It was designed by Evelyn Duncan of the Grampian Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers – an association of people who are dedicated to the preservation and improvement of their crafts. Members of the Guild interpreted and developed her design in their individual panels, illustrating the rich textile history of the region, the beautiful countryside, towns, villages and some of its people, The traditional skills of the Guild – spinning, weaving and dyeing, are represented together with knitting, felting, crochet, embroidery and lace-making. Printed and painted illustrations are used where more complex information is necessary and appropriate.
The geographical shape of the region is the most obvious feature of the design – from Elgin in Moray to Fraserburgh, and south to Stonehaven and Kincardineshire in the East. Within this area are towns, villages and notable buildings in their approximate geographical locations. (more…)