PICTURES: Belfast's huge hand-woven Game of Thrones tapestry

The 66-metre-long work has been created in a medieval style

PICTURES: Belfast's huge hand-woven Game of Thrones tapestry

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A Game of Thrones tapestry has been made in Belfast with key scenes from every episode.

New panels are being added each week as more episodes air.

The 66-metre-long work is done in a medieval style, using some of the same techniques that were used on the famous Bayeux tapestry.

Valerie Wilson from the Ulster Museum - where the work is housed - said the embroiderers got highly detailed briefs from HBO about what they should sew.

“When you get an embroidery brief that says, ‘use blue and green threads to enhance the dead girl’s pallor,’ you know that you are a long way from the Woman’s Weekly and petit point embroidery,” she said.

The tapestry features 160 famous scenes from the show with new additions every week as more episodes are aired.

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A team of 30 women worked more than 1,000 hours to finish the embroidery and Ms Wilson said things were very hectic at times.                                    

“In the museum at times it resembled a sort of early 1900s embroidery sweat shop so everybody was just heads down and keep stitching,” she said.

“It was very enjoyable, there was a little bit of pressure time-wise - but we made it, we got it done.”

Image: Sean Defoe/Newstalk

Image: Sean Defoe/Newstalk

Image: Sean Defoe/Newstalk

Image: Sean Defoe/Newstalk

One of the women involved in the project, Joanne Pollock said there has been plenty of competition over who got to do some of the bigger scenes.

“I think I fancied a dragon,” she said. “I think everybody fancied doing a dragon.”

“But there are plenty of them so I think everybody who wanted to, got to have a go at it.

It took four people seven hours to hang - and when it is done the tapestry will be the third longest in the world.

It is on show in the Ulster Museum in Belfast for the next 6 months.