The Great Hall, Stirling Castle. 1999

Malcolm Lochhead was commissioned in 1997 by Historic Scotland, to design the textile hangings and an interpretation of the Cloth of Estate of James IV, King of Scotland.

The wall hangings were created in a rich fabric woven by Kentmeister of Germany in sage green chenille and gold. This in turn is trimmed with red chenille and gold braid and twelve inch deep chenille and gold fringe. An indication of the scale of the work comes from the statistic that the fringe weighs quarter of a tonne. Catriona Pretsell constructed the vast area of fabric, braid and fringe.