A New Community Project has arrived in Renfrewshire & Paisley.        18 Jan 2016

A Community Project

It is time for The Renfrewshire Tapestry

Andrew Crummy, Scottish artist and designer – who drew the panels for the Battle of Prestonpans, the Great Tapestry of Scotland and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry – will be working together with an eclectic group of people to create a tapestry for Renfrewshire. It will be a celebration of the amazing global importance of this part of Scotland, a tourism draw and have its part to play in the City of Culture bid 2021.
Want to know more? Want to take part?

Everyone is welcome to our Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry project launch  On

Saturday 20 February 2016 At Paisley Abbey From 11am until 1pm

Andrew Crummy will be introducing the project, as well as leading a workshop.
You can also:
– Take part in a textile walk – led by The Urban Historian
– Chat to historians and meet up with a monk, walk with Wallace, greet a gallus Mill Girl…
– Tell your stories and memories
– Try your hand at a stitch or more

Please also – Donate your tapestry wool – authentic Anchor tapestry wool is needed to sew the tapestry. We are determined the tapestry will only be sewn with authentic Anchor yarn. Please look out any tapestry wool that you have in your households… and bring it with you.

The Renfrewshire Tapestry will reflect the wonderful history of Renfrewshire. Everyone who is involved will be acknowledged in this stepping stone in the continued celebration of the unique status of Renfrewshire.

WELCOME to Call to Yarns! – The Renfrewshire Tapestry Launch

Further details or any questions – call: Liz Gardiner on 07702 961301 or email


Our First event for 2016 will be a walk around ancient Paisley on Saturday 2nd January. We will be meeting at 1pm at the West Door of Paisley Abbey. The Urban Historian will bring life to old Paisley – When did the village of Paisley begin? Where was it situated, where were the monastic buildings of the Abbey? This walk will answer some of these questions. check out the advert on the front page for full details.

1st December 2015
We are just setting Up.
Please keep an eye on the site for what is happening.

20th November 2015