First stitches in the Scottish tapestry

Ladies of the Conisbrough Ivanhoe centre Craft group take delivery of the Scottish tapestry canvas, displayed by Ruth Taylor  of Doncaster Arts
Ladies of the Conisbrough Ivanhoe centre Craft group take delivery of the Scottish tapestry canvas, displayed by Ruth Taylor of Doncaster Arts
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A little bit of Conisbrough will soon be part of a tapestry celebration of Scottish history.

A group of creative ladies at the Ivanhoe Centre are putting the first stitches into a tapestry showing the village’s links with Scotland.

The craft group at the Ivanhoe centre will be joining forces with 49 other groups from all over the world to create the tapestry, which is being organised by the Scottish Diaspora group.

The ladies have just taken delivery of the 50 centimetre square portion which they will embroider with a design featuring Conisbrough Castle, Sir Walter Scott and David of Scotland, the Earl of Huntingdon.

Putting the first stitches into the design, Marie Armstrong, 64 of Conisbrough, said: “It’s a challenge as we have only got to the end of March to complete it. I haven’t done tapestries before but I’m sure we’ll get the hang of it.”