Game of Thrones: An Embroidery

Communities across the whole of the United Kingdom have come together in support of one of the biggest TV shows in the world, Game of Thrones, to create a unique piece of art.

Marking the release of the complete fifth season on Blu-ray and DVD, the 6m x 4m embroidery depicts one of the most intense battle scenes in TV history – the massacre of Hardhome.

The large scale embroidery will be displayed in Central Saint Martins’ Crossing Gallery in London’s King’s Cross for one weekend only, where fans are able to visit the intricate artwork in all its impressive glory.

In partnership with the Embroiderer’s Guild, the Royal School of Needlework, Fine Cell Work and Hand & Lock, the magnificent work of art has taken over 30,000 hours to complete, with over 50 people within the UK’s textile community.

Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderers’ Guild and Project Manager, comments: “This has been an amazing project that truly has brought the embroidery community together across the whole of the UK.

“This has been an amazing project that truly has brought the embroidery community together across the whole of the UK."

— Anthea Godfrey, Artistic Director of the Embroiderers’ Guild

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 ‘Hardhome’ embroidery was on display in Central Saint Martins’ the Crossing Gallery on Friday 18th March to midnight on Saturday 19th March.

Follow updates and images of the artwork by following @HBO_UK or @handandlock on Twitter, @HBOUK or @handlocklondon on Instagram.

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is available from Monday 14th March on Blu-ray and DVD and is also available to buy digitally now.

The final reveal was on Friday 18th April 2016.