Threads through Revelation

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Threads through Revelation

Spectacular exhibition

'Threads through Revelation' is a spectacular display of textile art, showing many images from the book of Revelation; the last book in the Bible.

First tour 2016-2018

'Threads through Revelation' may be the largest textile art project by a single artist, ever. It was over three years in the making, and took more than 11 million stitches, and if the 14 panels are put side by side it stretches over 30 metres.

From 2016 to 2018, it toured 13 cathedrals in Britain and at least half a million visitors will have seen it.

'Tree of Life' and 'Open Heaven' touring

Jacqui will be touring a smaller textile exhibition 'Tree of Life' with an amazing installation 'Open Heaven' from the autumn of 2019. 'Tree of Life' consists of 3 huge stitched panels on a subject that runs though the bible. Many of us remember the story of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in Genesis at the start of the bible, when Adam and Eve bit into a piece of forbidden fruit. But there was another tree in the Garden of Eden; the Tree of Life and it’s found again at the very end of the bible, in a great promise of a new heaven and a new earth! Jacqui has re-imagined the cross as the Tree of Life, as Jesus dies to offer life. So she depicts the Big Story of the tree in three key scenes, beautifully and dramatically through astonishing stitching.

It’s not often we are face to face with a Messiah! Jacqui’s 'Open Heaven' is very different but again dramatic and thought provoking. An installation - a kind of sculpture -
a visual statement. It’s based on a huge rope ladder that reaches from the floor of the cathedral to the heights of the cathedral representing the connection between earth and heaven and between us and God. And low down on the rope ladder visitors stand face to face with a life size figure - a cast of a real young man in his thirties. Here is Jesus, hanging on on the ladder, reaching out to everyone. Jesus: the one who totally connects earth to heaven and the Father to men and women.


Exhibition Dates

• 15 Oct - 1 Dec 2019: Southwell Minster

• 7 Jan - 22 Feb 2020: Exeter Cathedral

• 25 Feb - 4 April 2020: St Edmundsbury Cathedral

• 19 May - 4 July 2020: Carlisle Cathedral

• 7 July - 9 Aug 2020: Llandaff Cathedral

• 12 Aug - 26 Sept 2020: Guildford Cathedral

• 29 Sept - 1 Oct 2020: Ripon Cathedral

• 4 Nov - 13 Dec 2020: Peterborough Cathedral

'Threads through Creation'
- another huge project

Jacqui has also just embarked on another huge project, about as large as 'Threads through Revelation', named 'Threads through Creation'. It will consist of 12 huge panels using a slightly different style and technique from those used in Revelation, but still with the vibrant colours, beautiful designs and absorbing detail which so many visitors have enjoyed. It is planned to be completed in the spring of 2020.


Revelation Threads