Battle tapestry returns to Barclays for Bank Holiday

9 Mar 2013 @ 5.38 pm
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Stitching superstars with the Fulford Tapestry at Barclays Bank in York. L-R: Mary Ann Dearlove; Dorrie Worrall; Sheila Armstrong and Jill Norton
The Battle of Fulford Tapestry goes back on display at Barclays Bank on Parliament Street, York, following the successful showing of it earlier in the month.

Created to help raise awareness of the “forgotten battle” of 1066, this York equivalent of the Bayeux Tapestry first went on display at the bank during the Viking Festival.

Much-needed funds were raised to help with the cost of a specially designed display stand so the tapestry can travel to museums and galleries spreading the word about this most important of battles.

For the embroiderers this was the first formal display of seven years of sewing, and the interest from the public was most heart warming. We have also received invitations to give talks as a result of the last showing which is a very exciting new phase for us.

The display will be for two days – Good Friday, March 29, from 10am to 2pm and Easter Saturday, March 30, from 10am till 4pm.

The first display of the tapestry, during the Viking Festival in February
The first display of the tapestry, during the Viking Festival in February

The embroidery was done in a style to emulate the Bayeux Tapestry
The embroidery was done in a style to emulate the Bayeux Tapestry