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.
To be finished by this time next year, I can’t wait to see it!