Textile artist appeal for Scottish Linen for project telling history of Fife town
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The community project in Inverkeithing Heritage: ‘Stitches in Time’ will tell key stories from Inverkeithing’s fascinating and extraordinary past.
Nikkita is particularly looking for Fife linen and fabric produced in the last linen factory in Scotland, P Greig in Kirkcaldy, which has just ceased production and closed down.
She is looking for anyone who has rolls of Scottish linen hidden away to donate them or sell them to help her produce the panels.
Nikkita is passionate about her art, and about teaching stitching techniques and anyone who would like to be involved in the project does not need to have any experience in sewing. She hopes the scheme will attract people with enthusiasm, curiosity and a passion for their place.
The artwork will be a composite work, with local people contributing ideas, and stitching individual parts of the final artwork.
The finished piece will hang in Inverkeithing’s historic Town House as part of the Inverkeithing Regeneration Scheme. The project is generously funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland, and Fife Council. This community textile project attracted additional funding as a coastal community, through Crown Estate Scotland. Fife Historic Buildings Trust are delivering the 5-year Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project on behalf of Fife Council.