Scottish Diaspora Tapestry arrives at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH – For a limited time only, 38 Canadian panels from the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry will be on display at the Civic Museum.

The installation includes panels dedicated to the City of Guelph and to Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.

The tapestry was initiated in 2014 to engage communities around the globe in celebration of Scottish heritage and culture.

The tapestry, in its entirety, is made up of over 300 embroidered panels, featuring the people and places that connect Scotland to its global diaspora.

Artist Andrew Crummy created the outline for the linen panels, which were then embroidered by hundreds of stitchers in their own communities, using unique techniques and colours.

Visitors to the museum can view the Canadian panels from Nov. 9 to 28.

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