Get your hands-on the Yorkshire Preface to the Bayeux Tapestry

As a part of the Jorvik Festival, the Fulford Battlefield Society will be moving the five-meter long, Yorkshire preface to the Bayeux Tapestry to Fulford Social Hall to run two ‘hands-on’ workshop on Saturday 18 February AND Saturday 25 February 2006.

The hall is open 11 until 3 pm on both days.

The activities will include:

Wool preparation – The way is was done in 1066

Preparing the thread

Dyeing - All of the threads we are using on the Tapestry are hand dyed

Embroidery – You can have a go at some stitching

You can have a look at the work that is being done on the Tapestry and have a go on a sampler if you want.

Or you can just come and have a look and find out how it was done.

Admission is free but there will be a small charge for those who want to prepare a sampler using the materials.  Children will only be admitted to the dye area if accompanied by an adult. The site has parking and access for all. Refreshments and books for sale.

The project is being worked by volunteers and is normally based in Barley Hall, Stonegate, York. If you want to join the project, please come and find out how to join in or go to the website. The Tapestry portrays some of the events that took place in Yorkshire during the eventful year of 1066, including the battle of Fulford.

If you have access to the web, you can see some images of the design, the dying and colourful threads that we produced plus photos of the experimental sessions.

Find the location   Jorvik Festival programme