Friday, 4 June 2010
Consultation for this began in 1996 and the panel was finally unveiled in April 2002. Unlike all the other panels there is no back cloth, all of the work was drawn and painted on silk and the quilted pieces patched together.
Kate invited Paddy Killer to design the panel and teach volunteers to do the actual work. The first workshop was chaotic with many people trying to learn the very precise techniques used in Paddy's work, but as the months passed a small core of embroiderers formed to make the whole panel.
Before making the actual panel, the volunteers had to practice drawing and painting on silk and fortunately we still have photographs of the series of figures made by Anne Cove.