This community collective, headed up by Andrew Tritton, is creating twenty seven embroidered panels chronicling the history of Saltash.
With the yarn coming from Bayeux, linen from Scotland and the frames on which they are currently held, made by inmates of Dartmoor, the panels will be joined to form a massive ‘tapestry’.
To see the part-finished (mostly) panels all together, snaking round the room was an insight into just how amazing the finished piece will look. It was the first time the embroiderers had seen the panels together too; what a sense of achievement they must feel.
It was a blast from the past for me, being in my home town and seeing people I’ve known since childhood, a few of whom are involved in the project.
At the end of July the Saltash Chronicles Embroidery Project held a grand opening ceremony at Saltash Baptist Church.
The work has now been carefully joined and mounted behind a temporary perspex show case in the church hall.
The church is open some Saturday mornings so you can go along and see the work for yourself.
On 8th September the Duchess of Gloucester visited the church to view the embroidery and was presented with the project logo embroidered by Sue Ellingham.