American wall hanging with Jaegar style

Community access project worker Morag McMillan holds the Red Work.

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Pocket linings preserved from Campbeltown’s former Jaegar factory have found a new lease of life in a wall hanging.

An embroidered wall hanging featuring the Wee Toon’s landmark buildings, including the Picture House, created using saved artefacts from the Jaegar factory and cloth from Tennessee has been donated to Campbeltown Town Hall.

The work, donated by its originator, Jeanette Brodie and was on display at the recent art exhibition, which is featured on pages 20 and 21.

Ms Brodie assisted the creation of the Red Work wall hanging with a U3A group of: Ann Bolton, Rosie Bennett, Kathleen McGougan and Nanette Paterson.

Each square has an image of a well know local landmark sewn onto pocket linings from the Old Jaeger Factory.

The quilt is backed with muslin cloth nappies and the check flashing material comes all the way from Tennessee.

Redwork is a form of American embroidery, also called art needlework that developed in the 19th century and was particularly popular between 1855 and 1925.

It traditionally uses red thread, chosen because red dyes were the first commercially available colourfast dyes, in the form of Turkey red embroidery floss.

Community access project worker Morag McMillan holds the Red Work. NO_c01redwork01