Two women looking at a panel in the Dundee Tapestry exhibition at V&A Dundee

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The Dundee Tapestry

Currently not on display

A display telling Dundee’s unique story, stitch by stitch

Explore the city’s industrial heritage, creative achievements, biodiversity and people through this unique, handcrafted collection of tapestries depicting Dundee’s past, present, and future.

The project brought together over 140 volunteer stitchers from Dundee and the surrounding area to produce a fascinating and captivating image of Dundee on 35 beautifully hand-stitched panels.

The Dundee Tapestry is currently not on display. Due to popular demand, it will return to display later this summer after a short break. A new date will be announced soon.

Currently not on display

V&A Dundee 1 Riverside Esplanade, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Upper Foyer

Free

The Tapestry brings together hidden histories of Dundee’s residents as well as exploring the city’s industrial heritage, its creative achievements and its biodiversity. All of which are intrinsic to Dundee’s role as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design and a City of Discovery.

A team of over 140 volunteer stitchers from Dundee and the surrounding area have been working on the panels since spring 2022, many practicing the art of stitching for the first time as they work in groups to share, collaborate, learn new skills and tell Dundee’s story stitch by stitch.

The project was conceived and developed by John Fyffe MBE of the Weaver Incorporation of Dundee, one of the city’s Nine Incorporated Trades, and Dr Frances Stevenson, senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. The panels were co-designed by Dr Stevenson and Andrew Crummy MBE, the artist behind the Great Tapestry of Scotland.

We would like to thank our main sponsors; Weaver Incorporation and Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, and Northwood Charitable Trust

Find out more

John Fyffe at Dundee Tapestry

Weaving Stories

We caught up with John Fyffe MBE, of the Weaver Incorporation of Dundee, to learn more about The Dundee Tapestry project.

Visitors looking at the Dundee Tapestry display at V&A Dundee

Explore Dundee Tapestry

Take a virtual look at each of the panels, and unpick the stories that make them.

Highlights

A tapestry of V&A Dundee
Creative Dundee: UNESCO City of Design
A woven tapestry with bold colours, two people are dancing in the middle
Dundee Culture: Cinemas & Dancehalls
A woven tapestry with bold colours, lots of plants and greenery is included.
Dundee Communities: Connecting Communities
A woven tapestry of the Royal Arch which was built in Dundee
International Dundee: Dundee’s influence on the World
A woven tapestry of gardens around Dundee, lots of plants and greenery have been stitched.
Dundee Nature: Botanic Gardens and The Eden Project
A woven tapestry with bold colours.
Dundee Culture

Shop the Dundee Tapestry Range

Dundee Tapestry Postcard

UNESCO: City of Design - Dundee Tapestry postcard

The Great Tapestry of Scotland Colouring Book by Andrew Crummy

Great Tapestry of Scotland Colouring Book

Dundee Tapestry Postcard

Nature - Dundee Tapestry postcard

Main Sponsors

Northwood Charitable Trust
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Weaver Incorporation and Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee

Other Sponsors

Don and Low
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The Guildry of Dundee
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Rotary Club of Dundee
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Walter Craig Charitable Trust
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William S. Philip Fund
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