It's Going to be Busy at Pinkie House when the Tapestry's There ....
Pinkie House: Musselburgh April 22nd/ 24th 2013
It's brilliant news that the Prestonpans Tapestry will again be available locally in East Lothian. This time at the iconic Pinkie House where the Prince slept after his Victory ... at the time the home of the Hanoverian Secretary of State for North Britain [that's us!].
What's more Loretto School, which is of course based there nowadays, has reported an imminent invasion by primary school students. The Prestonpans Tapestry has always been very popular amongst that key audience with many thousand students across Scotland, England and France visiting since 2010. They wont be disappointed! Maybe they'll like the TinTin cartoon version of the artwork created last year by John Unwin and now available in English, French and Gaelic. And the animated DVD of the tapestry in English and French with Gaelic translation also available ... much to see and enjoy. Don't forget, most of the Prince's Highlanders spoke Gaelic ....
And Yes, the stitcher of her own bedroom window in 2010 will be there too without a doubt! To quote from the Official Guide:
This Pinkie House panel was embroidered by members of the Fisherow Craft Clinic.... ‘While they were working on this panel at Craft Clinic, they discovered that down the corridor was Sharon Keulemans, who happened to live in Pinkie House and could point out her own bedroom window! They insisted that she stitched the window and in return were given a tour of the house which really brought the story to life for them. In ways like this the Tapestry has been more than just a sewing project, but also a surprise and a delight. Stitchers include Gaynor Allen, Jan Dempster, Karen Fiddler, Wilma Harper, Sue Henderson, Sharon Keulemans, Charlotte Kirby, Karyn Malcolm-Smith, Rosemary Taylor and Laura Young.‘
P.S. Yes, there will be the dedicated tea towel and mug for sale as souvenirs at Pinkie House ... so be sure to get there to make your purchase - whilst stocks last!
Published Date: March 1st 2013