The Scottish Maritime Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries’ showcases artist Katie Russell’s series of tapestry weavings inspired by the Battle of Jutland.
The battle took place 31st May to 1st June 1916 off the west coast of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula between the main British and German battle fleets. It was the largest battle of the First World War with 250 ships and over 100,000 men participating. This innovative exhibition weaves together naval history, science and art. Visitors will gain insight into Katie’s research undertaken at the Sea War Museum Jutland. Through a series of objects and artworks the history of tapestry weaving is explored. Also on display for the first time in the Scotland are the extraordinary multibeam scans of the Battle of Jutland shipwrecks from the nautical archaeology expedition that marked the battle’s centenary in 2016.
The exhibition includes interactive tables where you can learn about the different types of weaving techniques and try some out for yourself!