In November 2013 I was asked to create a unique kilt made out of Lottery tickets to celebrate the National Lottery's involvement in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
The Kilt required 1,300 individual tickets to be stitched together into an 8 metre length of 'fabric'. The UK team also happens to have 1,300 elite athletes who receive National Lottery support, which helps them train to the highest of international standards.
The National Lottery has invested in a number of the Games’ venues such as Hampden Park and the Emirates Arena, key attractions including the Kelvingrove and Riverside Museums, as well as supporting volunteers and funding cultural and community initiatives inspired by the Games.
Scottish swimmer Robbie Renwick was chosen to model the kilt at various sites around the city of Glasgow. He explains here why Lottery funding has been important to him.
The time lapse video below shows the process from beginning to completion. Some 60 hours of work, 4000m of thread and over 1000 tickets, in a minute and a half!
An extended (2 minute) video is also available here.