The presentation took place at the annual service celebrating the historic link between the University of Aberdeen and the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen, which dates back to the time of Dr William Guild, Principal of the University, who became the first patron of the Trades in 1632.
Current Deacon Convener, David N Parkinson, said: “We were approached by the University’s Chapel Committee in October 2012, about sponsoring new pulpit falls. We engaged Ian Dale, of Angus Weavers, in Brechin – a member of the Weaver Incorporation – and a design was agreed for the pulpitfalls, reading desk falls and bible markers embroidered with gold coloured silk and braid fringing to match.”
Ex-Deacon Ian Dale also offered University Chaplain, Rev Dr Easter Smart, a new preaching scarf, embroidered with the same consecration crosses as on the pulpit falls.
In each of the set of four, the silk damask background in the four liturgical colours of white, purple, red, and green, is woven on a jacquard handloom, with the fine gold thread detail brocaded and embroidered during the weaving process. (more…)