The Dundee Tapestry
On until Sunday 28 April
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 has 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.
We are offering free Dundee Tapestry community workshops for local groups to try out some of the techniques used in the display.
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