Fabric of the North is postponed, but at least one of the tapestries which would have been on show in Cromford is winging its way instead to Norway House in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sally Reckert's Children March into an Unknown Future takes its inspiration from the Norwegian Baldishol Tapestry, woven in about 1180, so where better to show it than in America's most Scandinavian state? (Have you seen that wonderful movie, Fargo?)
Amazingly, the exhibition, The Baldishol: A Medieval Norwegian Tapestry Inspires Contemporary Textiles, is still scheduled to go ahead, from 26 June to 30 August. You can find details in the Norwegian Textile Letter, produced in Minnesota by British Tapestry Group member Robbie LaFleur.
Let's hope Sally's tapestry doesn't put down roots on the other side of the Atlantic! We'll want it back again for the re-scheduled Fabric of the North, whenever that may be.