Sunday, June 1, 2014

2104 Tour Day Fourteen

The Travelers of 2014
On the last day of tour we stop at Stirling Castle.  For the past decade, weavers at Stirling and at West Dean Tapestry studio have been weaving a set of seven tapestries for the recently refurbished King James V Palace based on "The Hunt of the Unicorn" tapestries on display at the Cloisters Museum in New York City. I've been visiting the castle since 2007 and can't quite imagine the place without weavers working away in the studio. The last peice, based on two fragments, "The Mystic Hunt of the Unicorn" will be finished in the autumn of 2014 when it will join the other tapestries in the palace.
Tapestry artist, Emma Jo Webster talked to us about the project.