Inspired by The Ros Tapestry in Wexford, The Great Tapestry of Scotland, and the famous Bayeux Tapestry in France, we want to begin a project with the local community to create a unique and permanent artefact for Dundalk and County Louth. We hope to develop a beautiful and timeless artefact made by the community, for the community and for future generations in the County.
This project is a pilot to develop a larger series of panels which we hope will be replicated throughout the County in the future.

The Process

Story Collecting
Come along and share your favourite story about where you live – your street, your town, your county – and help us capture stories of particular relevance to County Louth and the people who live here.
At these story collecting session we will have a story facilitator and an illustrator recording and capturing the key themes and topics. These will be translated into a large scale image to be embroidered onto a panel of Irish linen as a collaborative community project. There are two dates for the story collecting, Tuesday 20th November 7.00 – 9.00 pm and Thursday 22nd November 11.00 – 1.00 pm. This is a free event.

Date: Tuesday 20 November 7.00 – 9.00 pm

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Date: Thursday 22 November 11.00 – 1.00 pm

Booking ended

Embroidery Stitching Training Workshop
Date: Saturday 24 November 10.00 – 4.00 pm

A textile and embroidery specialist will lead this workshop to teach the basic stitches needed to create this embroidered wall hanging tapestry. Each participant will complete a small embroidered linen panel on the day. The style of embroidery we will use is most closely related to that of crewelwork. There are about seven or eight basic stitches which are used to make this type of tapestry.
We hope that people who have learned the stitches will join us at our stitching sessions to work on the first large panel to be completed in 2018. This is a free event, however booking is essential. Limited places available.

The Embroidery Stitching Training Workshop is now Fully Booked!

Stitching Sessions
Daily from 10th to 21st December 10.00 – 12.00 pm

Drop in and join us for a session of embroidery and chat. Take a break from the Christmas rush to stop by and add your stitches to this community project. This is a free event. No booking necessary. Feel free to contact us at hello@creativespark.ie

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