A new act in the drama of the 58 scene medieval tapestry unfolds, as an art historian says the tapestry was made for Bayeux Cathedral.
The 950-year-old Bayeux Tapestry is as much an object of fascination for its mysterious origins and formidable craft as it is for the nationalist debates it continues to inspire.
Is this machine adding an antenna to the fabric?
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Is an archaic sewing skill a key to connected, sensing, communicating fabrics of the future?
Part of a black cotton cushion cover depicting the Australian coat of arms embroidered by Lance Corporal Alfred Briggs (Albert Biggs), 20 Battalion, AIF.
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Embroidery - often seen as women's work - was a common form of therapy for troops wounded in the first world war. One soldier, Albert Biggs, learned to sew with his left hand after his right arm was badly injured.