So is it a Tapestry? (Apr-July 2019)

Tapestry, embroidery, appliqué or knitting?

Well not in the true sense of the word but it was the best description to most easily convey the concept.

The project title indicates knitting as the predominant textile method. Although this was an initial ‘layman’ idea to make it quicker to produce, once specialists were consulted, it was quickly decided that knitting wasn’t a realistic option. Instead, a mixture of embroidery, appliqué, felt work and sewing has been used.

Knitting hasn’t been forgotten though, with an excellent idea from Caroll Martin to produce dolls depicting some of the characters in the panels. Caroll and Paulette Clare have produced some amazing knitted figures.

An extract from one of the Tapestry panels Caroll’s suffragette doll