The Guernsey Tapestry at St James tells of 1000 years of history of the Bailwick of Guernsey.
The Tapestry is displayed in a purpose built gallery in St Peter Port, in the Dorney Centre at St James. Created in the Millennium, it is sewn almost entirely out of Appletons wool, consisting of a series of ten panels of embroidered canvas work. The tapestry is designed and worked entirely by the local community to an exceptionally high standard, measuring an impressive 3ft by 5ft, charting the history of Guernsey through the last 1000 years.
For the historians the Tapestry gives an overview of local history from 1100 – 2000. Embroiderers will appreciate the time, dedication and skill taken to create these beautiful panels, in which more that twelve different types of stitch are used to recreate the textures of the Island.