Battle Community Tapestry at PURE

Battle Community Tapestry at PURE : PowderMills Hotel - 11.00-15.00, 28 October 2016

The Battle Community Tapestry is a 3m long design in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry showing the development of the town of Battle after October 1066, until the founding of the first church for the town, St Mary’s, in 1115. It is an embroidery on linen, using wool from Bayeux and the same stitches as those used 950 years ago. It has eight “scenes” showing the “why”, “where” and “how” our town came into existence.

Many of the designs are similar to those in the Bayeux Tapestry itself, such as the Inter-lacing trees; Aesop’s fables; history depicted and the Latin script, which have been  checked by the Battle and District Historical Society.

The PowderMills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle
Fri 28th Oct | 11am – 3pm
Stitchers: £1 per adult and 50p per child
(6 people at a time can stitch. 4-7 year-olds are welcome if well supervised!)

Refreshments – available from the hotel