Game of Thrones and textile art fans posed for photos in front of a four-metre (13ft) giant White Walker on display at Bankfield Museum in Halifax.

The ‘Hardhome Embroidery’, featuring the most feared baddie from the smash hit TV fantasy series, was originally created for the television network HBO as a backdrop to mark the release of Game of Thrones series five on DVD.

The highly detailed work, measuring nearly six metres (17ft) across, features imagery from one of the most intense battle scenes in TV series history – the massacre of Hardhome (series 5, episode 8).

The embroidery took more than 5,000 hours to complete using a wide range of textile and mixed media materials, creating a one-off piece that showcases the artistry of hand embroidery and textile design in an impressive and imposing way.

The Embroiderers’ Guild led the design and production including contributions from The Royal School of Needlework, Hand and Lock and Fine Cell Work.

The work made its first northern debut in Halifax.

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It has only been displayed for one weekend in central London so far, and Bankfield Museum is thrilled to be able to display it for their visitors.

This new addition to Bankfield Museum coincides with their Exquisite Threads embroidery exhibition and will be on display throughout the summer holiday until September 10.