A huge tapestry, created to celebrate Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture in 2008, is to go on display at the Museum of Liverpool.
The Liverpool Tapestry: People, Places and Passions will open on Friday 27 April until Sunday 9 September. Displayed opposite The Liverpool Cityscape in the Skylight Gallery at the top of the Museum's sweeping staircase, the Liverpool Tapestry, represents the people, places and passions of Liverpool.
Conceived and funded by Home Bargains, the Tapestry has been produced by more than 150 people, who have hand-stitched 338 individual tapestry panels to make up the triptych, which cumulatively spans over six metres in length.
The panels feature iconic images including Superlambananas, the city's historic buildings, and aspects of Liverpool that have special meaning for the individual embroiderers.
Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool said: “The Liverpool Tapestry is a great example of the reason that the Museum of Liverpool is here. The exhibitions and displays continue to be created for and by the people of this city, told through their passion for the place they live. The Tapestry follows this ethos perfectly, and we are extremely thankful to Home Bargains for enabling us to display it in the Skylight Gallery.”
Gill Roberts from the Merseyside Embroiderers' Guild said: “Over the course of 25 workshops we worked with people of all ages from across the city, who each brought their own inspiration and unique ideas to the project.
“The work is so delicate and skilled that it took a long time to pull it all together, but I know people will be impressed by the hard work that went into the Tapestry, and the finished result is breathtaking.”
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