New World Tapestry is the largest stitched embroidery in the world, larger than the Bayeux Tapestry. In
its entirety, it measures 267 ft x 4 ft (81.3 m x 1.2 m) and consists of twenty four panels, each panel measuring
11 ft x 4 ft (3.4m x 1.2m).
It depicts English colonisation attempts in Newfoundland,
North America, Guiana and Bermuda between the years 1583 and 1642, when the English
Civil War began. Work began on the tapestry in 1980 and continued for twenty years.
It took 256 tapissiers to create the tapestry, and contributions were made by HM the Queen, HM the Queen Mother,
HRH Prince Philip, HRH Prince Charles,
HRH the Princess Royal and HRH the Duchess
Please note, the remedy information
given for the flora shown on the Tapestry is quoted from old herbals and is NOT RECOMMENDED IN ANY WAY for use today.