Threads through Creation

Friday, 20 October 2023 12:37

Spectacular scenes in silk by Jacqui Parkinson

A vibrant combination

This is an astonishing display of twelve huge embroidered panels. Inspired by Genesis, the first book in the Bible, textile artist Jacqui Parkinson retells its wonderful story in a vibrant cobmination of silks, hand-dyed materials, metallic leathers, gold leaf - with eight million stitches!

Twelve huge panels

Jacqui has a national reputation for spectacular, large scale work. Her exhibitons have been displayed in many cathedrals and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors. This exhibition is touring twenty cathedrals. The panels are nearly 3m high and up to 4m wide. They start with strong elemental pieces illustrating the first 'days' of creation; then they become more complex and exuberant, as the story takes us into the Garden of Eden.

Open daily: Mon to Sat 9.30-4.30 Sun 11-3

Please check Cathedral website for opening times and for occasional closures when there may be limited access.

Perfect for family, friends and schoolchildren

You'll find the work eye-catching and very attractive. Children love it. And it's espicially fascinating for anyone who stitches, studying Jacqui's unique techniques close up.

ADMISSION by donation

Suggestion donation - £8
concessions £7 (11-18, students, 65+)
under 10s free; family £20

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