Friday, 7 May 2010

Education - Robin and Lesley Dove

"My wife Lesley spotted an article in the Yorkshire Evening Post inviting readers to visit premises in County Arcade, Victoria Quarter where Kate was promoting her unique idea of involving local people in helping to create a tableau of embroidered panels depicting the progress of the City & Borough of Leeds through two thousand years of progress up to the second millennium.

"Lesley took up the invitation to meet Kate, the idea struck a chord and my wife came away with a small piece to stitch for the first panel, this was the beginning of a friendship. Between 1993 and 2002 we visitied a variety of temporary homes the expanding project occupied over the years. We visited Kate's home and offices, Armley Mills and Trinity Church, as I remember.

"The numerous panels we were involved with brought us into contact with many lively and interesting industrious people all committed to the completion of the project. We have enjoyed our years of involvement and we are proud of being part of the project that future generations will admire in awe. "

Robin Dove 2003

Lesley hand stitched the couple on printed fabric, Robin undertook research for the Tapestry.

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