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The Tapestry

Here are the first five stories from the Tapestry with their text interpretation. Periodically, new stories from other parts of the Tapestry will be displayed so we suggest you keep checking this site for more images in the future.

Please use the arrows below to navigate between stories.

The Project

Begun in 2006, with a planned finishing date of 2010, this project proposes to show the history of the French Shore of Newfoundland through the medium of embroidery. Based loosely on the famous Bayeux Tapestry which was made around the year 1087 and which shows the story of the Norman conquest of England in 1066, this project is a collaboration between the French Shore Historical Society based in Conche, Newfoundland, and Christina and Jean Claude Roy. All of the embroidery has been done by members of the community of Conche. Financial support has been provided by Service Canada, Dept. of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development, Arts Council of Newfoundland and Labrador.