We already brought you the guy who makes massive Game Of Thrones art in snow in the middle of nowhere, for some reason. Well, lookie here, someone’s done artwork inspired by the HBO fantasy drama and only stuck it in the middle of bloody north London! And when we say someone, we need to be quite vague, because this embroidery depicting the battle scene that was the massacre of Hardhome was produced by over 50 textiles types based in exotic locales such as Scotland, York, Kingston, Kent and Ipswich.
It’s now in the Crossing Gallery in trendy art school Central St. Martin’s, and was produced by the Embroiderer’s Guild, the Royal School of Needlework, Fine Cell Work (a social enterprise that trains prisoners in needlework) and Hand & Lock Embroidery design room to tie in with the release of the show’s fifth series. Insanely, it took 30,000 hours to make and, weirdly, is only on display until midnight tomorrow (19 March).
Embroiderers’ Guild artistic director Anthea Godfrey, who oversaw the project, said: “This has been an amazing project that truly has brought the embroidery community together across the whole of the UK. There’s also a huge variety of textile skills involved in the making of the piece, including digital print, surface stitchery, machine embroidery, metal thread work beading, appliqué and quilting. As many of the communities taking part are huge fans of Game of Thrones, we really are all proud to have been involved.”