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.
The piece was stitched together in Mrs Godfrey’s Hoddesdon home. The 71 year old added that she was very excited to be approached as most of the people involved were amateurs and grandmothers, and that their street cred has gone up unbelievably.
The project celebrates the release of the Fifth Season on Blu-Ray and DVD.
For more information and and in-progress pictures, check out the Hertfordshire Mercury report.
In more UK news, Paul Kaye discussed his time with Game of Thrones in a recent interview with Paul Garner for BBC Radio 4 Extra. The actor says he wasn’t really aware of the show or its scale before being cast although he did get asked to practise with Nerf swords in preparation for the role.
When asked if he was going to be returning to the show, Kaye replies that he, “couldn’t possibly say,” which leads Garner to respond, “Oh, so you are then?” The two laugh it off, but could a return for Thoros of Myr be on the cards?
You can hear the whole interview here