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The King's Speech Tapestry
Categories: Custom Handwoven, Hotel & Restaurant, Interior Designer, Private Client
Client: Interior Designer
Background

 

From a room in the Drapers Guild, London, this fine tapestry was first made famous in 'The King's Speech', the Oscar winning story of the stuttering sovereign. Based on the true story of King George VI, The King's Speech drama follows King George VI who coping with a stammer proceeds to visit an Australian speech therapist for help.


The Brief

 

During 2012, Hines of Oxford were commissioned to re-create this beautiful piece through hand-weaving for a prestigious London hotel. The original tapestry, now hanging in the Drapers Guild, was carefully photographed with kind permission. From these closeup photographs detailed drawings were made, yarns selected and then carefully dyed to colour match the orginal tapestry.


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