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The Fulford Tapestry

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Find sorting and ‘Bayeux’ Tapestry workshop has taken place. The results were very interesting..

Part of the Jorvik festival,

Some hands-on archaeology activities will be running as a part of the Festival - A great family activity.

Times Sunday 18 Feb 10 –3, Monday 18 Feb 9-1

Place At Fulford Social Hall. This is on School Lane in Fulford. There is lots of parking opposite in the new school and library complex.

Entrance free. Refreshments available for sale.

 

Archaeology

  • Come along and help sort the thousands of finds recovered during the Battle of Fulford Project.
  • We have identified some weapons from the period and now we want to go through the whole collection to see if we can find more.
  • We need your help to photograph and weigh and record all of the material for publication later this year.
  • We took samples of pottery from each area and these need washing and identifying. If you have an old toothbrush please bring it along to scrub some shards.

No experience necessary – Experts are on hand to advise and assist.

 

Yorkshire Bayeux Tapestry

  • We need to prepare more threads for the embroidery project.
  • The threads need to be bundled, prepared in mordant and then dyed.
  • You can do some embroidery samplers or even have a go putting some stitches into the tapestry itself.

 

 

Exhibition

  • The full 5 metre coloured print of the tapestry design will be on display for the first time in York.
  • Posters explaining the work we have done and what happened here in September 1066, a few weeks before the clash at Hastings.
  • Regular short talk to tell you about the battle and introduce the activities in the workshop.

 

This event has happened - we had a great turn out and thanks to everybody who helped.

The work is indoors but if you plan to take part in any find cleaning please wear appropriate clothing.

The hall is fully accessible with all mod cons!

 

There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Field, flood-plane housing estate. Visiting Fulford        Map York

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

There is a blog covering these sites where you can leave questions and make comments.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com

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