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Plymouth Tapestry

Part of the Plymouth tapestry. Part of the Plymouth tapestry.

The Plymouth tapestry is a commemorative embroidery based on a sixteenth century document recording the appointment of Plymouth’s first schoolmaster, Thomas Brooke, in 1561. The embroidery was designed by West Country artist, Tom Mor, in a cartoon style and includes figures, texts and names.

It was worked by twenty 'tapissiers', who started in 1976 and finished the embroidery in March 2000. The finished embroidery is 8.5 by 0.6 m and is housed in Prysten House (dating to 1490). The Plymouth tapestry was worked on at the same time as the New World tapestry, also designed by Tom Mor.

See also the TRC Needles entries on the Bayeux tapestry; Overlord embroidery; Plymouth Congregational Church tapestry and the Quaker tapestry.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 16 May 2016).

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Last modified on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:07