Great Tapestry of Romney Marsh



Showing the history of Romney Marsh from 700AD – 2000, the Great Tapestry is an exciting project that will be five metres in long when finished. It tells a story of life on the Marsh and shows both the heritage of the area and how life for people, plants and wildlife has changed over the centuries. Each image will be embroidered by volunteers from the local community using Romney Wool.

The Tapestry is the creation of the IMOS Foundation and supported by the Fifth Continent Project.

Great Tapestry of Romney Marsh contributes to Rediscover project theme.

There has been an opportunity for local people to use their needlework skills, bring the design to life and be part of a community project.

The Great Tapestry of Romney Marsh is nearing completion and the IMOS foundation will be displaying the finished Tapestry in the future.

Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.

Jul 2019

Project update

The Sheep transect has been completed across the length of the tapestry, which shows the link through history between sheep and the marsh.

Jun 2018

Needle workers wanted

The Tapestry is currently being embroidered and the IMOS foundation are still looking for more people to get involved with the sewing

Feb 2018

There’s been a lot of progress

There’s been a lot of progress and on a recent visit to the IMOS Foundation it was great to see parts of the Tapestry that have been carefully embroidered onto a linen backing.

Visit our News Archive page.

It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.


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