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CALL TO YARNS! – 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
  • 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


Images copyright of Andrew Crummy, Alex Hewitt and Weaving Musical Threads [WMT]

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Events – Week Commencing 20/02/2012

Paisley Town Hall

Events in Paisley & Renfrewshire
21st – 26th February 2012

Check out the events happening this week, if you wish any more information about any of these events simply visit or email

Tuesday 21st February

Talk it Over Group – 10:00am – 12:00pm – Paisley Abbey (Use Cafe Entrance)

Johnstone Healing Rooms offering Prayer – 12:00pm – 4:00pm – Johnstone Town Hall

The Rotary Club of Renfrew – 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew

Wednesday 22nd February

Paisley Sea Cadets – 6:00pm – 7:30pm – Brediland Community Centre, Cardell Road, Paisley

Thursday 23rd February

Johnstone Spiritualist Church – 7:15pm – 8:30pm – United Services Club, 26 Macdowall Street

Friday 24th February

Boys Brigade & Anchor Boys – 6:30pm – 8:00pm – St Columbas Church, Foxbar

Ladies night in aid of Vanessa Riddle – 7:30pm – 11:30pm – Beechwood Community Centre

Saturday 25th February

Scottish Wrestling Event – 6:30pm – 9:00pm – Paisley Town Hall, Abbey Close

Farmers Market – 9:00am – 1:00pm – County Square, Paisley

Inchinnan Parish Church car boot sale – 10:00am – 1:00pm – Inchinnan Parish Church

Linwood Parish Church table top sale – 11:00am – 1:00pm – Linwood Parish Church

Sunday 26th February

Paisley Pirates vs Dundee Tigers –  6:00pm  – Braehead Arena, Renfrew

If you would like an event added to our calendar, please email us at or visit and fill out the contact form.

Please check as our calendar is updated almost everyday.