THE BATTLE OF THE TAPESTRY

A woven, tufted and embroidered costume that links the technique of making a tufted carpet with a medieval battle

 

Wool, mohair, cotton, leather, jute, rabbit fur, metal and nylon

 

 

 

 

 

 

It starts with the preparations, the backing fabric on which you are going to tuft

needs to be strong. Strong like the chain mail of a soldier, impossible to pierce.

 After the chain mail is made it will be stretched on a frame, the harness.

 

The munition consists of wire or something similar, ribbons,

strips or treads will soon be the pile.

 

The act itself is one of pure violence. This is why you use a gun to shoot the pile.

You need a lot of force, otherwise it misses it’s target and remains stabbing halfway.

 

In a relatively dense surface, a lot of chain mail per centimeter

in combination with a relatively thick wire you can probably imagine that this is

tough work.

 

Many piles close together will form a phalanx that protects each other and is able to win.

 

Who remains is the rightful winner and will be rewarded.