CHESTER CATHEDRAL WELCOMES LARGEST EXHIBITION OF TEXTILE ART IN THE WORLD
A spectacular display of textile art by Devon-based artist Jacqui Parkinson exploring the themes of the last book in the Bible will take up residence at Chester Cathedral this April.
The exhibition, entitled Threads Through Revelation, is made up of 14 huge textile panels. The panels stand three metres high and feature more than 10 million pain-staking stitches.
The exhibition, which took more than three years to create, will retell the story of the Book of Revelation via a series of textile designs using vivid silks, leather and gold.
The techniques used to create the panels in the exhibition are very unusual – combining dyed fabrics and multi-layered silks that are stitched and trimmed.
The exhibition is touring British cathedrals and will also visit Salisbury, Worcester, Peterborough, Ripon, Southwell, St Edmundsbury and Norwich.
Artist Jacqui Parkinson said: “Revelation tells a sometimes strange, sometimes scary, story of disaster and hope. The panels in this exhibition show most of the scenes. The designs are sometimes stark, sometimes breathtakingly beautiful.”
The exhibition will open to the public on 19 April and will run until 4 June 2017. There is no admission fee.