200 year banner

This is a photo of the new banner which was worked on by dozens of people from the church and the community. It is to celebrate the church as being at the centre of things, and is fair comment. The photo was taken by a church member and used on the order of service, after that I scanned it and have re-saved it. Thus the quality is not as it should be. Maybe I will be able to take a photo myself, we’ll see.

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10 Responses to 200 year banner

  1. Lydia says:

    It is beautiful, Freda!

  2. What a lovely piece of work Freda.
    You have some very talented people in your community.
    The photograph is fine.

  3. Lyn says:

    That is lovely. Beautiful work.

  4. Dianne says:

    Beautiful work. I love these composite art works. This will sound sacriligious, but are you going to “copy” this to paraphernalia you will sell? That’s what David’s church did. They posted photos of the old church on commemorative plates and sold them.

  5. Ginnie says:

    It is lovely but I’d like to know much more about it. How large is it and how was it put together? Parts of it look like needlework, while other parts seem to have been appliqued, etc. It would make a nice blog entry for us !

  6. cloudia says:

    living history!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral




  7. freda says:

    Ginnie, I’ve sent the designer a note to ask if she could answer your questions. I’m not very good at estimating exact size, though I do know it ended up even larger than was originally intended. It is indeed a mixture of patchwork, applique, felting, embroidery and cross-stitch. (I think.)

  8. freda says:

    Dianne, the idea of copying the image onto items for sale sounds a very good idea – I’ll pass it on.

  9. Andrea Scott says:

    Hello all, ( and in particular Ginnie ),
    The banner came into being after I made a ‘throw away’ comment at a ‘knit and natter’ meeting in Dalmally, many months ago, when I suggested it might be nice to work on something together ! The bicentenary celebrations changed that suggestion into a project and….well…. the result now hangs in the Kirk for all to see !
    The theme of ‘Thinking Back and Looking Forward’ was translated into sixteen 12″sq panels each illustrating aspects of parish life during the last two hundred years – crofting, education, music, transport and many others –
    Each panel is very individual, both in design and execution – cross stitch, tapestry,silk painting,felting and many others,some abstract, others factual, but all beautiful !
    The corner panels feature a celtic cross design and the whole banner is framed with a celtic knot design border all of which are worked in cross stitch – 794,976 stitches to be exact !!!!! –
    The central panel is velvet and the image of the Church is worked in a variety of felting techniques.
    The overall size of the banner is 66″ wide by 90″ long….and it is VERY heavy !
    And finally….Post cards and a booklet are currently in production.
    Do visit the Kirk if you can as some of the detail cannot possibly be appreciated from a photo ! Thank you for your interest. Andrea.

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