The epic Game of Thrones embroidery that students on our BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors and Textile Art course, taught at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace, helped to create earlier this year is returning to London. It will be on display in the Game of Thrones Art Gallery with a huge range of artwork inspired by the popular TV show.
The stunning Game of Thrones embroidery is a three dimensional creation and features intricate skills of hand embroidery including Appliqué, Raised Embroidery and Beading as well as custom made fabrics to add depth, texture and gravitas. Our hand embroidery students helped to bring this one of a kind embroidery to life, along with students from RSN’s Future Tutors programme and embroiderers from the RSN Studio. It was a collaborative project with The Embroiderers’ Guild, Fine Cell Work and Hand & Lock and first exhibited in London’s Central Saint Martin’s.
The piece will now display at the Game of Thrones Art Gallery, which celebrates the release of Season 6 and features a number of ambitious and innovative creations inspired by the characters and themes of the TV show. The installations and artwork are made from a variety of materials from embroidery, wood, paper, chain mail and mosaic tiles to large scale prints from illustrators, painters and graphic designers.
The exhibition will also feature never-before-seen sketches from the show’s creators, including original storyboards from the series storyboarder William Simpson as well as costume sketches and jewellery by Michelle Clapton, which includes MEY for Game of Thrones, Clapton’s line of jewellery and accessories seen on and inspired by Daenerys Targaryen, created in conjunction with renowned UK jewellery brand Yunus & Eliza.
The Game of Thrones Art Gallery is at 135 Bethnal Green Road in London’s Shoreditch, open from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 November. Entry is free.